Lights go out to remember the fallen

YOU remembered them!

Hartlepool and East Durham fell was plunged into sombre darkness on Monday night as thousands turned out their lights and lit candles to mark the centenary start of the First World War.

The Royal British Legion-led campaign from a vigil was marked across the UK.

The gesture was inspred by the words of Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary in 1914, who movingly remarked on the evening of August 4: “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”

At 11pm that night, Britain declared war on Germany in response to its invasion of Belgium.

And on Monday last night between 10pm and 11pm you responded to the rallying call to remember the tragic moment and the sacrifice made by the thousands of soldiers and civilians who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Today we can share some of your images of the touching few moments you sent to us through our Facebook page.

Here are a selection. Thank you.