Candles blown out in war tribute

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 August 2014

Joy Grimsby took this picture of the Explorer Scout group with their candles.

Joy Grimsby took this picture of the Explorer Scout group with their candles.

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AS LIGHTS went out across Weston to pay tribute to those who served in World War One, some people carried candles on the seafront.

The poignant event, called Lights Out, invited every household in the country to turn their lights off for a shared reflection.

The vigil took place on Monday from 10-11pm to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war.

Helen Morgan, a member of the Weston Super Mare Then And Now group on Facebook, organised the seafront event for others to reflect together.

They were joined by an Explorer Scouts group and many of those taking part stood in a circle to blow their candles out one at a time at 10.55pm in Weston’s Princess Royal Square.

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