Newton Abbot Town Council News
Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018
On Sunday 11th November, Newton Abbot Town Council lit three beacons within the town as part of the national tribute to our fallen over the many conflicts and especially those lost in WWI. The three beacon areas in Newton Abbot were Buckland, Highweek and Wolborough where two types of beacons were lit for the occasion, gas powered at Buckland & Wolborough and a traditional basket beacon at Highweek.
The blazing beacons are to symbolise the end of the darkness of war and the return of the light of peace. The lighting took place at 7pm with the help of Councillors from Newton Abbot Town Council and was attended by residents of the town and local youth groups.
The Highweek beacon was lit by Newton Abbot Town Mayor Cllr Ken Purchase and was followed by a special cry from Town Crier Nigel Kenneison, bells within the town were also rung throughout the day by a team of local bell ringers.
The lighting of the beacons was a fantastic way in uniting the nation in common for such a poignant year. Thank you to everyone that came out to support this local event and also to those at the service in the morning which saw record numbers at Newton Abbot War Memorial.
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