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Event Date(s): Mon 04/08/2014 - Mon 04/08/2014 (Ends in -2069 days)

Location: Preston Flag Market Preston

To mark the Centenary of the start of World War I, a ceremony will take place on the Flag Market to commemorate this important moment in time.

All lights in Lancastria House, Guild Hall, Town Hall and Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be switched off with the exception of two porch lights at the front and back entrances of the Town Hall as a mark of respect.

Surrounding street lights will also be temporarily switched off for the ceremony, which will see a choreographed candlelit vigil by volunteers take place against the backdrop of the newly refurbished Cenotaph. This will be followed by World War I readings of letters and poetry.

Almost 2,000 candles will be placed - one for every soldier named on the Roll of Honour.

Everyone welcome.

  • Arrive 9:30pm
  • The event will finish at approximately 10:30pm

Event details

Location: Flag Market, , , PR1 2PP
Date: Mon 4 Aug
Time: 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Cost: free
Event contact: Events Preston