Candles to be lit in village

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People in Wilbarston will remember the start of the Great War with a ceremony at the war memorial in the churchyard at 7pm on Monday.

The ceremony will include Kenneth Jack of Pipewell reading extracts from his father’s diary dating from around the outbreak of the war. His father, James Lockhead Jack, was a serving officer in the Cameronians, a Scottish regiment, and had already seen active service in South Africa from 1900 until 1902. He served throughout the Great War.

Everyone who attends the ceremony will be given a candle and asked to join the Lights Out initiative by turning out all lights and illuminating their houses by a single candle for a shared moment of reflection from 10pm until 11pm later that evening.