04th August 2014
100 years ago on August 4th, Great Britain declared war on the central powers. To pay tribute, Steven Halls, Three Rivers Chief Executive and Chris Lloyd, Chairman of the Council attended a commemoration day event for the outbreak of WW1.
It was organised by The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and the Countess of Verulam at The Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted, which hosted the premiere of “A Country At War – Life On The Home Front in Hertfordshire”.
District Council Leader Ann Shaw attended a candle lighting ceremony on Saturday 2 August at Chorleywood Memorial Hall.
The commemoration was organised by Chorleywood Parish Council to mark the centenary of the declaration of World War 1 on 4 August. Candles were lit by Parish Council Chairman, Tony Edwards, and by Rodney Kipps, who is Chair of the Chorleywood Branch of the Royal British Legion .
The event took place at 11am and there was a small exhibition and an opportunity for quiet reflection.
At 2:30pm on Saturday, Three Rivers’ Vice Chairman, Eric Bishop, attended a book launch at the Memorial Hall featuring author, Sue Woolmans, who has written a highly regarded book, The Assassination of the Archduke. This was followed by a reading of WW1 poetry. Afternoon tea was provided by the Royal Voluntary Service . The event was free to ex-servicemen and women. Profits will go to the Royal British Legion.