Seaton Valley Remembers
Seaton Valley Community Council has erected an impressive Lighting Beacon on the promontory at the rear of the Kings Arms, Seaton Sluice so that it can play its part in ‘Battle’s Over’, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War 1.
The Seaton Valley Beacon, along with hundreds of other beacons throughout the UK and the Commonwealth will be lit at 7pm following the sounding of the last post. The Beacons of Light are being lit in tribute to signify the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.
The proposed event programme for the lighting of the Seaton Valley Beacon is as follows:
- 6.30pm – Welcome and introductions
- 6:35 pm – The names of those killed in action during WW1 and recorded on Seaton Valley Village War Memorials will be read out aloud by young people from Seaton Valley
- 6:50 pm. – Tribute to the Millions
- 6.55 pm – The Last Post is sounded
- 7.00 pm – The Beacon is lit to coincide with the lighting of other Beacons around the UK and Commonwealth
- 7.05pm – Blessing from the Reverend David Bowler
Entry to the event will be via West Terrace and whilst nearby parking is limited everyone is welcome to attend what is likely to be a moving and poignant ceremony at a stunning clifftop location.
Chair of Seaton Valley Council, Cllr Stephen Stanners said; “We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great war, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by men and women from our own community’.
The Beacon has been manufactured by a local Seaton Delaval company, Ivanhoe Forge and the Council would like to thank Northumberland County Council’s Street lighting Team for its help with installing the structure.
Battle’s Over is organised by Pageantmaster Bruno peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on 11 November 2018, with events throughout the UK, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the USA and Germany.
More information on Battle’s Over can be found at www.brunopeek.co.uk/battles-over.