The lights go out at Lincs FM

From a press release to
Posted 5 August 2014, 6.54am edt

Lincs FM turned out the lights on Monday night, marking 100 years since Britain joined the First World War.

The station joined buildings across the country in turning off its lights at 10pm.

Lincs FM is based in Lincoln's old Titanic Works, which played a significant role in World War One.

The former factory was used to build aircraft used by Britain in the war, including the Sopwith Camel used, it's said, to bring down the infamous Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen.

Lincs FM's Director of Programming Sean Dunderdale said: 'The Titanic Works are steeped in history and the planes were built in the Eastern end of the huge building, which is now home to our studios. It was only right we joined Europe in marking the occasion, honouring those brave engineers who were working in the very same building a hundred years ago.'

Across the country, significant landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, turned off their lights for an hour. The Lights Out project was inspired by the words of wartime foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey, who, on the eve of war, said: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time."