Trinity House lights up for end of WWI

Trinity House is lighting beacons to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

By way of tribute a series of unique events are being organised, including ‘WW1 Beacons of Light’ in which Trinity House is proud to take part. At 1900 hours, over 1,000 gas-powered Beacons of Light will be lit, symbolising an end to the darkness of war; a number of Trinity House lighthouses and locations will take part, being lit by volunteers from Trinity House.

Members of the public are invited to join us at the locations listed below to take part in this unique event.

Please note that those wishing to attend need only turn on the day, but it is important to note that access to these locations is often difficult and there are no comfort facilities on site.

Trinity House will light beacons at the following locations:

Heugh Hill Lighthouse (Holy Island, Northumberland)

Flamborough Head Lighthouse (Yorkshire)

Harwich Pier (Essex)

North Foreland Lighthouse (Kent)

St Catherine’s Lighthouse (Isle of Wight)

Portland Bill Lighthouse (Dorset)

Lizard Lighthouse (Cornwall)

St Annes Head Lighthouse (Pembrokeshire)

Start Point Lighthouse (Devon)

Cromer Lighthouse (Norfolk)

Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on 11 November 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany.

This event is inspired by a comment made on 3 August 1914 by Foreign Minister Sir Edward Grey. He was looking out of his office window at dusk as gas lights were being lit along London’s Mall when he remarked to a friend “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

For more information, please visit the Pageantmaster’s website:

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