Lights Out

Lights Out lights-out2

“The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime” Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914

On 4th August 2014, The Bowes Museum hosted a shared evening of remembrance as part of the nationwide initiative LIGHTS OUT, led by 14-18NOW. The audience congregated at the DLI Memorial, where at 10pm we led participants around the grounds of the museum in a candle-lit procession, pausing at a number of points along the route to reflect on poetry written during the conflict of the First World War, read to us by volunteers from the local community ages 8+.

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Denis Morton, speaking about his father Joseph