Bromley to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

Candlelight vigil planned in Bromley to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

Candlelight vigil planned in Bromley to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

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Bromley’s award-winning a cappella singers Just Voices are hosting a choral vigil by candlelight to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

Held at the Baptist Church Hall, Gravel Road, Bromley Common, there will be singing, music, readings, and refreshments, as well as a collection for the Royal British Legion.

It is set to take place at 8.45pm on Monday August 4, as groups across the country come together to remember those who fought, with many other events planned throughout the borough. 

Collectively, 14-18 Now, the official cultural programme for the First World War centenary, looks to inspire everyone to turn the lights out between 10-11pm.

Described as "one of the most dramatic UK-wide events ever organised", everyone in the country has been asked to switch off and leave just a single candle on to share a "moment of reflection". 

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1:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

HelpDesk says...

Life is mortal but thanks not the memory. It stays for ever, though the wounds and scars of the war have been healed by time, we can't skip it from our memory. It reminds me of David Frost saying:

Woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I Sleep
And miles to go before I Sleep.

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Life is mortal but thanks not the memory. It stays for ever, though the wounds and scars of the war have been healed by time, we can't skip it from our memory. It reminds me of David Frost saying: Woods are lovely, dark and deep But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I Sleep And miles to go before I Sleep. (Editor, Techvedic) HelpDesk
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