On 24 October Trinity House London announced that lighted beacons will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War which falls on Sunday 11 November, Armistice Day. By way of tribute a series of unique events are being organised, including what are known as WW1 Beacons of Light in which Trinity House is proud to take part. At 1900 over 1,000 gas-powered Beacons of Light will be lit up and down the land, symbolising an end to the darkness of war and here a number of Trinity House lighthouses and locations will play a part and be lighted by volunteers from Trinity House. Members of the public have been invited to join at the locations listed below to take part in this unique event.
The event is inspired by the 1914 Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey, looking out of his office window at dusk as gas lights were being lit along London’s Mall remarking to a friend ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’