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WW1 memorial services across the region

Memorial services will be taking place across the country this weekend Photo: PA

On Monday, 4 August it will be exactly 100 years since the out break of the First World War.

Named the Great War - the war which would end all wars - it lead to 16 million people losing their lives.

To mark the centenary, special memorial services will be taking place across the country, including in our region.

We have complied a list of all the services taking place across Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Monday 4 August will mark exactly 100 years since Britain declared war against Germany Credit: PA


Sunday, 3 August

Bewcastle, St Cuthbert's, 10am - Morning prayer and act of remembrance

Bewcastle, United Reformed Church (Knowe), 12:45pm - A walk around Roadhead and Oakshaw Ford area to illustrate what Bewcastle was like 100 years ago

Brampton, St Martin's Church, 3pm - Poems and songs from WW1 with Brampton Silver Band and the Royal British Legion

Egremont, St Mary's and St Michael's Church, 6pm - Service with Egremont Town Band

Hethersgill, St Mary's, 7pm - Evensong and act of remembrance

Keswick, Cenotaph, 2:30pm - Service

Moor Row Village War Memorial, 3pm - Service

Muncaster, St Michael's Church, 5pm - A service of prayer and meditation

Stapleton, St Mary's, 12pm - The lighting of candles and prayers for peace

Wigton, St Mary's, 6:30pm - Evensong

Monday, 4 August

Allonby, Christ Church, 7pm - Service of commemoration

Cockermouth, Museum, 4-30 August - Exhibition - The Gathering Clouds of War

Crosscanonby, St John's, 7pm - Service of commemoration

Dearham, St Mungo's, 7pm - Service of commemoration

Egremont, St Mary's and St Michael's, 9am - Playing of Reveille and The Last Post from the church tower. Midday, muffled peal of tower bells

Kirkandrews on Esk, 1-5pm - Exhibition featuring sites of HM Munitions factory

Penrith, St Andrew's Church, 11am - Remembrance service in garden, 9pm service

Torpenhow, St Michael and All Angels, 6pm - Vigil. (Memorabilia exhibition opens 3pm)

Whitehaven, United Reformed Church, 9am-4pm - Open for remembrance and reflection. 11am act of worship

Workington, Helena Thompson Museum, 7pm - An evening of songs from WW1

16 million people died in World War One, with a further 21 million people being wounded Credit: ITV News Border

Dumfries and Galloway

Amisfield Village Hall, 9:30 - 11:00pm - War Memorial Torch and lantern procession from the village hall to the war memorial

Carsphairn, Kirkyard, 10:45pm - Kirkyard / War Memorial Candlelit walk from Kirkyard to the War Memorial

Castle Douglas, War Memorial, 10:45pm - Candlelit vigil and memorial service - Pedestrian entrance to Tesco car park, opposite Castle Douglas War Memorial

Dumfries, St Michaels' Church, 7:30pm - Royal British Legion Declaration of WW1 memorial service

Dunscore, 11pm - War Memorial Candlelit vigil

Eastriggs, 10:45pm - Eastriggs War Memorial Remembrance vigil - Prayer/poem followed by switching off lights 10.45pm

Eastriggs, Devil's Porridge museum, 6-9pm - Open evening with a Book of Remembrance available to sign

Gretna Green / Springfield, 10-11pm - Gretna War Memorial Springfield and Gretna Green Community Council - Memorial service

Gretna Green / Springfield, 11pm - St Andrew's Church, Central Avenue Springfield and Gretna Green Community Council - Candlelit vigil

Johnstonebridge, 11pm - Johnstonebridge War Memorial / Cemetery Johnstonebridge Community Council - Vigil memorial service

Kirkcudbright, 10:50pm - Kirkcudbright War Memorial Candlelit vigil at the war memorial - bring a lantern, torch or candle

Kirkpatrick Fleming, War Memorial, 10:45pm - Kirkpatrick Fleming War Memorial Vigil with torches/electric candles switched off at 11pm to mark "lights out"

Langholm, Langholm Parish Church 10-11pm - Candlelit vigil memorial service

Lockerbie, 10:45pm - Lockerbie War Memorial Lockerbie Community Council - Vigil memorial service

Moffat, St Andrew's Church, 10:45 - 11:15pm - Moffat War Memorial Royal British Legion - Candlelit vigil

Ringford, 10.45pm - Ringford War Memorial Tongland and Ringford Community Council - Community gathering

Sanquhar, Sanquhar War Memorial, 11pm - Vigil at the war memorial

Stranraer, Trinity Church, 10:45pm - Vigil - Declaration of the Great War

Whithorn, Whithorn War Memorial, 10.45pm - Vigil with poems and a piper. Tea lights will be provided

Wigtown - Wigtown War Memorial Vigil

British troops sort through the belongings of German prisoners in a trench, with articles being placed in an empty sand bag Credit: PA

Scottish Borders

Sunday, 3 August

Selkirk, St John's Church, 10:30am - WWI commemoration service

Monday, 4 August

Lauderdale, Lauder War Memorial, 11am - Community Council WWI Commemoration

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