In August 1914 the then Foreign Secretary made the statement ‘The lights are going out all over Europe. We won’t see them lit again in our time!’
In 2014 the Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion held a candlelit vigil to commemorate the centenary of the last hour of peace. This year, on Remembrance Sunday, we are holding a second event to commemorate ‘Battle’s Over.’
Battle’s Over is a national event during which beacons will be lit across the nation. Littleport has a beacon and, thanks to the parish council, the beacon lighting will be at 6.55 pm on Remembrance Sunday November 11.
For those unsure of the location of the beacon it is sited on Camel Road, next to the Scout Hut, and by the entrance road to the Littleport Leisure Centre.
The public are invited to attend the event and light a candle to peace. Or at least, if not a candle, a torch, or even a smartphone, but turn the noise off please!!
The Littleport Band are providing two buglers to play ‘The Last Post’, and the names of those men of Littleport who died in the Great War will be read out.
The service will last a few minutes only but will be made all the better by a large turn out from the community.