GALLERY: The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War commemorated at poignant March vigil

11:41 05 August 2014

Vigil in March to commemorate 100 years from the start of the First World War. Picture: Steve Williams.

Vigil in March to commemorate 100 years from the start of the First World War. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

People of all ages paid their respects at a vigil held in March last night to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

They gathered at the town’s war memorial, where wreaths were laid and a candle was lit to remember the sacrifices of fallen soldiers, then made their way to St Peter’s Church for a service led by the Rev Jenny Webb.

The vigil and service, which was attended by 180 people, were organised by the Royal British Legion.

Ms Webb said: “After the lighting of the candle at the war memorial a congregation of 180 people came to St Peter’s Chruch for an act of commemoration and remembrance of the outbreak of the war and a commitment to peace in the future.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s bid to open a store in Whittlesey looked increasingly fragile tonight after their late efforts to overturn “onerous” planning conditions were rejected by Fenland District Council.

Kamel Bourgass

Two high-profile terrorist prisoners, including one held in Cambridgeshire, who were segregated for extended periods have won challenges at the UK’s highest court.

15:43
Maxey auction team

The new National Living Wage has dealt a hammer blow to a Wisbech auction house which is blaming the compulsory pay rise for a decision to close this autumn.

MP Steve Barclay with a letter from Eric Pickles last year that offered encouragement for the rail lik

Re-opening of the Wisbech to March rail line could cost from £70million to £110million says a new report out today which strengthens the case for the project.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition