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Lights go out across the region to remember WW1


Thousands of people across our region came out last night to remember and celebrate those who serves in the First World War.

At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war against Germany. To mark this occasion, and remember those who died, services were held across Britain exactly 100 years on.

People gathered by candlelight to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War Credit: ITV Border

In Carlisle hundreds of people attended a service at the County Memorial in Rickerby Park.

The crowds sung songs of the time including, 'It's a long way to tipperary', 'Pack up your troubled in your old kit bag' and 'Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye'.

The memorial was then rededicated by Rev Nigel Beer, Vicar of Stanwix.

Candles were laid in front of the memorial in Rickerby Park Credit: ITV Border
Candles were lit in remembrance of those that died in the conflict Credit: ITV Border

In Dumfries and Galloway the three parishes of Tinwald, Shieldhill and Amisfield also came together to commemorate the outbreak of WW1.

Elsewhere in the region, crowds gathered across Dumfries and Galloway Credit: ITV Border

The children then led a lantern procession to the war memorial at the bottom of the village, where they heard poems, prayers and were read the names of soldiers from the parish who never returned home.

The children played a big part in the procession to celebrate the region's past Credit: ITV Border

The community gathered at the village hall where they enjoyed war-time songs and food.

People gathered in the town hall to sing war-time songs together Credit: ITV Border

Across the UK lights went out at 11pm to mark the outbreak of the war, with the British Legion asking people across the country to turn off their lights and light a candle in memory of those who paid the ultimate price.

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