Lights out to commemorate First World War

Echo: Lights out to commemorate First World War Lights out to commemorate First World War

THE UK will plunge into darkness in August to mark the start of the First World War, and Rochford District Council will be part of it.

The ‘Lights Out’ campaign is an invitation to everyone in the country to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday, August 4, just leaving on a single light or candle.

The time period marks the hour Britain entered the war, 100 years ago, and the event is intended as a shared moment of reflection.

The council will turn off all but one light at their Rayleigh and Rochford offices, as well as Rayleigh Windmill.

June Lumley, chairman of Rochford District Council, said: “The ‘Lights Out’ campaign is a simple but effective and creative way of marking the start of the First World War.

“I am proud that Rochford District Council is taking part in this national campaign, and urge residents across the district to participate in this important and symbolical act too.”

The Royal British Legion will also hold a commemorative candlelit service, conducted by reverend John Townsend, of Holy Trinity Church, outside the Royal British Legion Memorial are in Rayleigh at 10pm.

‘Lights Out’ is a project of the cultural programme 14-18 NOW, initiated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

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9:17am Wed 9 Jul 14

Nebs says...

I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.
I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015. Nebs
  • Score: 6

9:52am Wed 9 Jul 14

Eastwoodian says...

Nebs wrote:
I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.
it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.[/p][/quote]it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation Eastwoodian
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4:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
Nebs wrote:
I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.
it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation
I should have thought TVs and PCs constitute a light source so nope, no excuse there either. ;D And anyway, only an hour? I'd expect.... ;D

I'll certainly be taking part. it's the least we can do to pay tribute to those who suffered and lost so much to preserve our freedoms.

Great idea. For once, an initiative I agree with.
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.[/p][/quote]it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation[/p][/quote]I should have thought TVs and PCs constitute a light source so nope, no excuse there either. ;D And anyway, only an hour? I'd expect.... ;D I'll certainly be taking part. it's the least we can do to pay tribute to those who suffered and lost so much to preserve our freedoms. Great idea. For once, an initiative I agree with. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

4:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

The ‘Lights Out’ campaign is an invitation to everyone in the country to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday, August 4, just leaving on a single light or candle.

i turn all the lights out at that time as i am in bed by 10pm anyway,
The ‘Lights Out’ campaign is an invitation to everyone in the country to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday, August 4, just leaving on a single light or candle. i turn all the lights out at that time as i am in bed by 10pm anyway, Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

7:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Canvey's not included, their lights went out months ago, and they have a parapet all around them...
Canvey's not included, their lights went out months ago, and they have a parapet all around them... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

10:09pm Wed 9 Jul 14

John Right says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Eastwoodian wrote:
Nebs wrote:
I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.
it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation
I should have thought TVs and PCs constitute a light source so nope, no excuse there either. ;D And anyway, only an hour? I'd expect.... ;D

I'll certainly be taking part. it's the least we can do to pay tribute to those who suffered and lost so much to preserve our freedoms.

Great idea. For once, an initiative I agree with.
When the lights come on again, all over this land...sound familiar ?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: I hope the NHS has been told about this, and has put a plan in action to cope with the increased workload in maternity units in May 2015.[/p][/quote]it only mentions lights . . . TV's and PC's will seemingly be still operational, thus preventing widespread fertilisation[/p][/quote]I should have thought TVs and PCs constitute a light source so nope, no excuse there either. ;D And anyway, only an hour? I'd expect.... ;D I'll certainly be taking part. it's the least we can do to pay tribute to those who suffered and lost so much to preserve our freedoms. Great idea. For once, an initiative I agree with.[/p][/quote]When the lights come on again, all over this land...sound familiar ? John Right
  • Score: 2

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