Battle’s Over 100 Years of Remembrance

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, a beacon was lit on top of Battlestead Hill. This was part of a national chain of beacons to commemorate the Armistice.

As the beacon was lit, a crowd gathered around the beacon for a short service of remembrance led by Rev. David Collier. The service began, “We gather this evening hour to recall the armistice that marked the beginning of the end of the First World War one hundred years ago. We look back in sorrow for all those who suffered injury and loss; we recall those who suffered in conflicts in our world today, and we look forward to that day when the kingdoms of this world will be ordered by God’s peaceable reign.”

Many thanks to all those who came and those whose hard work made the event possible.