BRIDGWATER and Taunton railway stations will display the Holocaust Memorial Day candle on station boards tomorrow (January 27) as part of a national day of commemoration.

Screens across the Great Western network will display lit candles to allow colleagues and travellers the opportunity to join the national moment of thought and reflection as they work and travel.

Stations displaying the candle include Exeter St David's, Bridgwater and Taunton.

Paddington station will also be illuminated in purple light at 8pm on Saturday 27 January as part of the Holocaust Memorial Trust's, (HMDT) campaign to ‘Light the Darkness’.

HMDT encourages people across the United Kingdom to join in the national moment by safely displaying a lit candle in their windows, to remember and show their support for those impacted by all forms of hatred and persecution.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on January 27th, falling on the anniversary of the of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, in 1945.

People can become part of the conversation about ‘Light the Darkness’ online by sharing a photo of their candle and tagging HMDT on Twitter (@HMD_UK), Facebook (HMD.UK) or Instagram (@holocaustmemorialdaytrust), and by using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.