ON AUGUST 4, as part of the WWI 100 years anniversary, there is a Lights Out service and candlelight vigil at the Barry War Memorial, organised by the Barry branch of the Royal British Legion.

Across the Vale events have been arranged to mark 100 years since the start of WWI. The Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre at Barry Island Railway will be open Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm and on Sunday, August 10 followed by the Wartime Weekend August 30 -31.

Vale AM Jane Hutt said: “People will no doubt be moved by the events, services and displays planned here in the Vale to remember the outbreak of WWI. Our children and young people will be encouraged to learn about the impact of the war on their families and communities. My own grandfather was an engineer in the Royal Navy at the battle of Jutland and sadly lost his brother in the war. This month will be a time for us all to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the terrible conflict and to ensure that their sacrifice is justly remembered.”