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Battle’s Over : Beacons of Light
November 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pmFree
Cheltenham Trust will be taking part in the Battle’s Over national tribute by lighting a beacon at Cheltenham Town Hall at 7pm. After darkness has fallen, more than 1,300 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with the first of these Beacons being lit at Westminster Abbey, London, that evening. This is a commemoration inspired by a comment made on 3rd August 1914 by Britain’s 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.”