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In pictures: World War One centenary marked at services

Candlelit vigils, church commemoration services and special exhibitions have marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One

 

Residents across north-east Hampshire marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on Monday night, whether it was in the comfort of their own home or at one of dozens of candlelit community vigils.

Towns and villages fell silent, lit only by a single glowing light or flickering candle, to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War.

Homes and businesses took part in the Lights Out campaign while other people flocked to local war memorials and churches for special services and vigils.

Members of the congregation at St Mark's Church in Farnborough lit candles and read special speeches and poems to pay homage to all those soldiers who died in the war, from 1914-1919, while Church Crookham residents gathered at the memorial by candlelight for a service.

At the launch of the Rushmoor Remembers WW1 exhibition, at the Aldershot Military Musem, Mayor Cllr Diane Bedford spoke to other dignitaries and paid tribute to all the fallen soldiers.

 

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