WWI Remembrance Beacon Lighting at Gedling Country Park

Date and time

Nov 11, 2018

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Gedling Country Park
Spring Lane


Join the Mayor of Gedling, for an act of remembrance and the lighting of the beacon as part of nationwide beacon lighting ceremonies.

This special event will see the beacon lit at 7pm to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The lighting will be followed by borough wide bell ringings at 7.05 as part of nationwide “ringing out for peace” tributes.

Visitors are welcome to head to the event from 5.30pm, where footpaths will be lit along with marshals guiding visitors towards the beacon. Bring a torch and wear sensible footwear for a night time walk through Gedling Country Park

Café 1899 will be open until 8.30pm for this event, serving a special menu including Stew in a Mug, Dripping Sandwiches, Parkin, Apricot Charlotte and Cream Tea. There will also be a food van set up on site serving food and drink until 8pm.

The Beacon Lighting Event is just one of many events taking place throughout the borough in November. For a list of other events taking place visit our World War I Remembrance Events page.

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