Worksop: Hundreds pay respects at Lights Out in Old Market Square

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Hundreds of people paid their respects at The Royal British Legion’s ‘Lights Out’ event in Worksop to mark 100 years since the start of World War One.

The candle-lit vigil was held in the Old Market Square at 10pm on Monday 4th August - as men, woman and children were encouraged to leave just one single candle or light burning until 11pm - the exact time war was declared.

Ceremonies all over the country were held to remember the fallen soldiers as homes, businesses and public buildings showed their respects by turning off their lights.

In Worksop, Coun Gill Freeman, chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, opened the evening, whilst there was also readings and a community sing along of First World War songs accompanied by Worksop Miners Welfare Band.

Prayers and blessing were lead by fr Nicolas Spicer of Worksop Priory Church, as the town stood together to honour those who lost their lives.