The Great War In Hertfordshire

Marking the beginning of World War One in Hertfordshire.

Events to mark the start of the Great War are being held across the UK, here is a list of whats happening in Hertfordshire.

Those who don't plan on attending a 'Light's Out Event' are still being encouraged to take part at home by turning out their lights for one hour between 10pm-11pm on Monday 4th August and using just candle light.

3rd August
- The Royal British Legion County Drumhead Service in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead at 3pm.

- A special commemoration service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Church Street in Watford (off the High Street). A civic procession will commence at 10.15am, with the public service at the church starting at 10.30am. 

4th August
Launch of the Herts at War Exhibition, 12/14 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City at 6.30pm.

Light's Out Events (10-11pm)
Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre

- Berkhamsted Civic Centre

- Victoria Hall in Tring 

- St Mary’s Church in Watford

- Christ Church, St Albans Road, Watford

-  A secular vigil at the Peace Memorial, by the Town Hall at The Parade, Watford

- Harpenden War Memorial, High Street, Harpenden (10:45 start)

- St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans. (The service takes place in the Quire, please enter via the Slype Visitor Entrance)

7 August to 27 September

- Watford Museum will be hosting a new exhibition, ‘The Great War: Watford 1914’, as well as working on an online roll of honour.


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