Lights Out in South Holland

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Residents across South Holland are being asked to switch off their lights as part of a poignant commemoration.

Lights Out is a UK-wide campaign to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War that involves everyone turning off their lights between 10pm and 11pm next Monday, August 4.

Residents are asked to leave on a single light or candle for this shared moment of reflection. Commemorative edition centenary candles are on sale from M&S online, and all profit will go to the Royal British Legion.

South Holland District Council is supporting the initiative, as are villages and towns throughout the district.

At St Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, a World War 1 centenary service of reflection is being held at 9pm followed by lights out at the war memorial. Those who attend are asked to take a candle.

There will also be a short service held at the war memorial in East Street, Crowland.