WW1 3 mins cont, A kiss is not “Goodbye” It is Time you put your lights on.

Scarce heard among the guns. (Blogs about WW1)

On the 3rd of August 1914 the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey is said to have remarked “The Lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them Lit again in our lifetime.”

There is numerous posts on social media about turning off the lights on the 4th of August at 10 pm to commemorate Sir Edward Grey saying in this. Not me, apart from being a day late and at the wrong time of day, or evening. Edward Grey said, “Lamps…” Now just think about that, Lamps, not Lights. In 1914 many households were still lit by candles. I can remember in the sixties there were still households in remote areas in England lit by candles. People still ran businesses where there was no electricity. The pub at Geldeston Lock in Norfolk, candle lit, the beer was stored in an outside cellar to keep it cool…

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