Hersham ceremony marks centenary of WWI

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

A single candle was left on the memorial on Hersham Green after a vigil to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

As part of the national lights out event, St Peter’s Church held a candle lit vigil to allow the congregation to take part in a moment of reflection.

About 130 people attended the service, held from 10pm, to pay their respects to those who died during the conflict.

In between times of silence at the vigil, poignant war poems were read at the World War One memorial within the church.

At the end of the service, a candle was left on the Hersham memorial alongside poppy wreaths.

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