On Thursday, June 6 the nation will come together to remember the tens of thousands of allied forces who gave service on D-DAY eighty years ago and helped secure the peace we in the UK enjoy today.

From early morning when the sun rises to evening as night descends, church bells will ring out, special flags will be flown, schoolchildren will learn stories about their great grandparents, town criers will proclaim the victory, the haunting sound of bagpipes will fill the air and, in a final gesture of homage, beacons and Lamp Lights of Peace will be lit to signify the light that emerged from the dreadful darkness of war.

Lambourn Parish Council invites you to attend the lighting of the Lambourn D-Day Beacon, generously arranged and hosted by Nicky Henderson.

The entrance is located on Wantage Road, and signs will be posted to the parking area.

A burger van will be on-site, but please feel free to bring your own refreshments if you wish.

09:00 PM – Reading of the Tribute by Rev Julie Mintern.

09:15 PM – Lighting of the Beacon

09:30 PM – Fireworks

Where to go:

Travelling from Lambourn, head along the Wantage Road (B4001) towards Sparsholt Firs. Once you pass the Gallops and a wooded area of Beech Trees, there will be a turning immediately on the right.

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We look forward to seeing you there…

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