In common with millions of people all over Europe, a group gathered in Eastcote on Monday evening to mark the day when the First World War broke out 100 years ago.

About 100 people were at Eastcote War Memorial in Field End Road for the ‘Lights Out’ ceremony, a candlelit vigil inspired by the famous statement that the war would make the lamps go out all over Europe.

The candle-lit Lights Out ceremony at Eastcote war memorial
 

Ceremonies, such as the one in Westminster Abbey, culminated at 11pm with the snuffing out of a final candle.

The Field End Road ceremony was organised by the Eastcote branch of the Royal British Legion.

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