Events in Harrow to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

Harrow remembers the soldiers of the Great War

Harrow remembers the soldiers of the Great War

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  A series of events will held across the borough to mark the centenary of the First World War and remember the soldiers who fell during the conflict.

At St John’s The Baptist Church, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, there will be a World War One Centenary service, organised by the Harrow Deanery of the Church of England, which will be held on Sunday, August 3, from 6pm until 7pm.

At St Mary’s Church in Church Hill, Harrow-on-the-Hill, they will mark the 100th anniversary of World War One by tolling the tenor bell at 12noon on August 4.

The bell will ring a total of 96 times, with each strike representing one of the names recorded on the church’s First World War Roll of Honour.

In Pinner, a selection of war cartoons by Pinner illustrator William Heath Robinson are currently on show at the Heath Robinson gallery at West House in Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only, between 1pm and 5pm).

The Pinner Association of Churches is holding a First World War commemoration service at Pinner Parish Church in Church Lane, on Monday, August 4 at 8pm. Details: westhousepinner.com

  • A number of organisations are set to take part in #LightsOut, an act of rememberance encouraging people to turn off their lights except for a solitary candle, from 10pm to 11pm on Monday, August 4.

Among those participating are Harrow Civic Centre in Station Road, and Brent Civic Centre in Engineers Way, Wembley.

In Brent, poets Malika Booker and Nick Makoha have joined forces with actor Andy Daniel and heritage professional Jo Sunderland-Bowe to draw inspiration from Brent’s objects, photographs and documents about the First World War to develop creative workshops for Brent’s schools, community groups and residents. Entitling the project Brent Remembers, their results will be shared on website Historypin from Monday, August 4. Details: brent.gov.uk

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Judge for yourself whether Harrow Council turned any lights out.
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