News and Events Upcoming Events End of WW1 fireworks celebration On 19th June, 1914 an heir to the Austria-Hungary throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This is thought to be the event that led to the start of the first World War. Within just weeks of this, major powers were at war and this quickly spread throughout the rest of Europe. It wasn't until 11th November 1918 when the War ended. To celebrate this, starting at 2:30 pm William Lench Court will have entertainment and will be letting off fireworks for the residents at the scheme. Some of the older residents would have been directly effected by this event and for most, their parents would likely have been.