"As we approach the last glorious weeks of summer this year and people have their minds on holiday excursions, let us rejoice in those marvellous sunny days we have been blessed with over the past few months. Soon the days will darken earlier and the climate cool and before we know it, thoughts will be focused upon those presents we need to buy for Christmas time. I hope that the year 2014 has proved to be a good year for you. If there are things that you may be disappointed that you intended to do but didn't, don't despair: simply get out there and do it as there is still time.
The 'Great War' began on July 28th,1914 with Austria-Hungary's declaration of war with Serbia. One hundred years ago today on August 4th, 1914 Great Britain entered the 'First World War' and the country thought that the war would be over by Christmas, but was sadly mistaken. 1914 was a very bad year for world peace. One of the things that you should do this year; indeed tonight along with the remembrance of the rest of the country is to turn off your house lights at the appointed hour and light a single candle for all those poor souls who never saw Christmas 1914, along with all those poor souls in the middle east conflict today who will not see Christmas 2014." William Forde: August 4th, 2014.