The Great War In Hertfordshire

2 August 2014, 07:27

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.