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Cambridgeshire will be lighting up in honour of Battle’s Over - an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. 

A Beacon will be lit by HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Mrs Julie Spence on Castle Mound, Castle Street, Cambridge on Sunday 11 November to mark the occasion.

The County Council invites members of the public to attend and join in the event to remember the historic Armistice signing which finally brought the war to a close a century ago.

At 7 pm a beacon will be lit on the Mound and in various places across the county in a tribute called Beacons of Light, signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

People are asked to start gathering around the Mound at 6.30 pm.

The event will be opened with a few words from Chairman of the Council Cllr Mandy Smith, followed by lighting of the beacon, and ending with closing remarks given by Vice-Chairman and Armed Forces Champion Councillor Mac McGuire.

Tea and Coffees will be available after the event in the Members Lounge at Shire Hall, along with a collection of interesting exhibition boards, posters and postcards from the era in the Kreis Viersen Room.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Vice-Chairman and Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Mac McGuire: “I am honoured to be part of the commemoration to mark the end of four long dark years of war.

“Like other areas across the country, Cambridgeshire also played a part in the First World War, and the sacrifices of many should never be forgotten.

“I would like to invite residents to join us by gathering around the Castle Mound to mark 100 years since the war ended – and also remember those who fought and fell during the First World War.”


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