Lights out at the Hatch

Posted: 01 August 2014

The lights will be going out at The Hatch in Redhill on Monday 4th August to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.  At 10pm, the pub will turn off all lights, and light candles which will burn for an hour until 11pm when they will be blown out one by one by the pub’s customers.

Lights Out’ is a national event, timed to mark the moment that the UK entered the First World War, 100 years ago.  Everyone in the UK is invited to participate, either individually or by attending one of the organised events around the country, such as the one at The Hatch.

Pub landlord Roy Peacock said “As a pub we are often involved in military related events, supporting a variety of charities, and have quite a strong forces following.  Also as we are opposite the war memorial, it seemed fitting for us to be involved in this commemoration.”

Situated in a town that would have sent many of its community to participate in the war effort, the pub is often involved in fundraising for military charities. They run a yearly event in September to remember the Battle of Britain, which in recent years has involved a variety of activities, from pulling aircraft for four miles from Redhill Aerodrome to the pub, to music from the likes of the D-Day Darlings singing trio.

The pub itself is a welcoming, traditional pub that serves excellent homemade food at lunchtime and in the evening, and is famous locally for its excellent Sunday Roast.  With patio areas to the front and rear, it’s a great place to visit at any time.

To find out more about ‘Lights Out’ visit the 14-18 NOW website.
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