On Sunday 11th November at 7.00 pm on the Common , Marlborough will be one of '1000 Beacons of Light' to be lit all around the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Oversees Territories to commemorate 100 years after the guns finally fell silent in 1918 after four long years of war.
This event has been organised by Marlborough Town Council in conjunction with Marlborough & District Rotary Club. We are delighted to have been asked to open up the Clubhouse and provide refreshments to guests as well as members of the Town who wish to come and pay their respects to the many millions of soldiers who lost their lives or returned home suffering horrendous injuries both physical and mental -their sacrifices ensured freedom remained.
Come and be a part of this unique and poignant memorial, take this opportunity to pay a personal and community tribute to those who fought, and be a part of this most unique of events. All are welcome, the young to the not so young and don't worry about feeling peckish as there will be burgers and hotdogs available to buy.
The programme of events:
18.55 pm - The Last Post
19.00 pm - The lighting of the beacon to symbolise the end of darkness of war and return the light of peace.
19.05 pm - St Mary's Church bells will ring out
19.10 pm - The reading out of the 100 Marlborough soldiers who lost their lives in WW1.
The Rotary Club also hope to be able to raise some funds for two military charities.
Updated 10:18 - 19 Nov 2018 by Mike Banfield