Beacon of Light - Remembering World War 1
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.