4TH AUGUST 2014 – 100 YEARS SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Take part in the National “LIGHTS OUT” event and remember the 18 young men and women from Sulgrave who lost their lives…..

Lillian Taylor of Sulgrave, Women's Royal Air Force, died November 1918, aged 9

Lilian Taylor of Sulgrave, Women’s Royal Air Force, died 6th November 1918, aged 29

Late in the afternoon of 3rd August 1914, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, stood at the window of his office in Whitehall and was overwhelmed by a sense of foreboding tragedy. As he looked out he saw that the street lights were being lit down below. He turned to a visiting friend and observed ‘the lamps are going out all over Europe and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime’.

Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in “LIGHTS OUT” by turning off their lights from 10 pm to 11 pm on 4th August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

In particular, villagers are asked to remember those from Sulgrave who died in the conflict. See here for full details of the 18 young men and women who went to war and did not return.

See here for details of the National “Lights Out” event.


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