Chichester marks first world war centenary

The lights will go out in Chichester tonight

The lights will go out in Chichester tonight

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A SERVICE takes place this morning (August 4) in Chichester’s Litten Gardens to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the first world war.

A small group of ex-Royal Sussex Regiment members will lay a wreath on the war memorial at 10.30am.

In Priory Park yesterday (August 3), hundreds of people gathered to commemorate the outbreak of the war with a drumhead service. To view a video see here.

Tonight, people across the nation have been asked to turn their lights out between 10pm and 11pm to mark the hour that Britain entered the war.

For more information on the Lights Out movement, go to

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