Lights out in tribute
People in Ashford joined millions across the country in the Lights Out event to commemorate the centenary of the day Britain entered the First World War.
The initiative saw households and public buildings switch off their lights for an ‘hour of reflection’ from 10pm to 11pm on Monday to remember those who sacrificed their lives.
Ellie Crook placed her candle in front of pictures of her greatgrandparents, William and Anne May Boorman, and her late grandad Dennis Leslie Hill.
Mr Boorman fought in the First World War in the Royal West Kent regiment, while Mr Hill fought in the Second World War in the Tank regiment.
The initiative was a nod to the words of wartime Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, who said: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
Many chose to light a single candle and readers have shared their own tributes with us.
Two candles and a photo of a soldier were placed at the tank in Ashford’s St George’s Square.
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