To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, we’ll be lighting a beacon in the parkland at Barrington Court as part of the national ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute. You are welcome to come along and spend some time in remembrance of all those whose lives were affected by the war.
Belton House will be taking part in 'Battle's Over: a nation's tribute' by lighting a beacon of remembrance. The event will also commemorate Belton’s role as a training camp, with readings of poems written here by the soldiers 100 years ago. Cups of Horlicks will be handed out, just as Adelaide, Countess Brownlow handed out to the soldiers as they left Belton to serve on the many fronts around the world - from Flanders to Mesopotamia.
Together with locations across the country, we’ll be lighting a beacon at Branscombe to commemorate all those who were affected by the First World War, including twelve local men who served on the front line and sadly never came home. Wrap up warm and join together on the beach for a moment of remembrance, accompanied by the sound of waves washing against the shore.
To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, we’ll be lighting the beacon at the 'First and Last hill' at Chapel Carn Brea. Join us and spend some time in remembrance of all those whose lives were affected by the war.
During the First World War, Dunham Massey became a hospital for recovering soldiers. As 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of some women in the UK gaining the right to vote, this Armistice Day we’re remembering those remarkable women who helped to support the 282 soldiers who came to the hospital. Discover their stories inside the house, before gathering outside as a beacon is lit in the park.
Commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War around a beacon of light on Stockbridge Down, on Mottisfont's wider estate. Stockbridge Down joins over 1200 places across the UK and abroad who will also be lighting beacons in remembrance as part of 'Battle's Over', a tribute to the millions who were lost or who participated in the war, whether on the battlefield or the home front.
As the name suggests, this hill on the Golden Cap has a long history as a beacon site. In 1588, Thorncombe Beacon was one of a chain all along the south coast that were used to warn of the approach of the Spanish Armada. Now the beacon will once again be lit, this time in remembrance of those who gave their lives for their country during World War One.
11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the First World War armistice. To commemorate the occasion we’ve partnered with arts commissioner 14-18 NOW and filmmaker Danny Boyle to create a nationwide commemoration event on beaches all around the UK.
Exhibitions and events
Across the country places in our care will be hosting exhibitions and events to commemorate the Armistice, allowing you to discover the stories of those whose lives were affected by the conflict.
The Armistice was the ceasefire that ended hostilities between the Allies and Germany on the 11th of November 1918. The Armistice did not end the First World War itself, but it was the agreement which stopped the fighting on the Western Front.