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 Friday - Build a home for nature

Fri 17 Aug 2018
We'll be showing you how to make an insect hotel or a bird nesting box to take home, so that you can take care of the wildlife on your doorstep, too.

Beach Fun Sundays

Sun 19 Aug 2018
We'll be there most Sundays and Bank Holidays too, to welcome you for seaside fun all through the summer months.

50 things Friday - Bug Safari

Fri 31 Aug 2018
There's wildlife to be found everywhere, if you look close enough.

Manor Mill Heritage Open Day

Sun 16 Sep 2018
Come along and let us share the story behind the Manor Mill, its history, engineering and its place in the community.

Beacons of Light

Sun 11 Nov 2018
Pay your respects to those who gave their lives for the country during World War I, with the lighting of a beacon.