Beacon of Light - Remembering World War 1

Ladybird poppies fill Charlecote's summer gardens with colour

On Sunday 11 November at 6.30pm, a beacon will be lit on Branscombe Beach.

To commemorate the centenary anniversary of the end of World War 1. 

We will be joining multiple places across the UK and abroad who will also be lighting beacons in remembrance.

Round the fire we will be remembering the twelve Branscombe men who served their country and like thousands of others never came home.

William H Abbott, Victor A. Gush, Frank Butter, Charles L. Northcott, Harold W.R. Dean, Arthur W. T. Perry, Tom Perry, Albert J. Quick, Percy Perryman, Sidney Perryman, Stanley Searle and Stanley Ward. They served in various regiments including the Coldstream Guards, royal Field Artillery, Australian Infantry, Machine Gun Corps and the Royal Engineers.

Sons of this place, let this of you be said, that you who live were worthy of our dead, these gave their lives, that you who live would reap, a nobler harvest ere you fall asleep.

Inscription on the First World War memorial on the cross outside St Winifred’s church.

Meet on Branscombe Beach from 6.30 to 9pm. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Upcoming events

50 things Sunday: Beach fun

Sun 28 Apr 2019
Explore the beach with the National Trust beach team and try some 50 things to do before your 11 ¾ .

Moth morning

Wed 12 Jun 2019
Discover the marvelous diversity of moths and their role in nature.

Jurassic Coast walk: Branscombe to Beer

Sun 30 Jun 2019
Enjoy a guided walk from Branscombe to Beer led by Tony Lambert local author and Jurassic Coast Ambassador. Discover the interesting geology and wildlife of the area.

Butterfly walk round Branscombe

Wed 07 Aug 2019
What butterflies can you spot around the Branscombe valley?

Branscombe Harvest Fair

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Branscombe Harvest Fair returns for a fun-filled afternoon of fundraising.

Manor Mill Heritage Open Day

Sun 22 Sep 2019
Come along and let us share with you the story behind Manor Mill, its history, engineering and place in the community.