On Sunday 11 November 2018 St Stephen Parish Council lit a beacon at Greenwood Park as part of the chain of over 1000 ‘Beacons of Light’ lit to commemorate the end of World War 1. The beacons across the nation symbolised the light of hope for peace that emerged after the darkness of the war with the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918.
The free community event, attended by around 1000 people, reflected the celebrations that took place throughout the country 100 years ago and included a BBQ, bar, film show and large memorabilia display in Greenwood Park Community Centre. The evening culminated at 7pm with the lighting of the beacon followed by a firework display.
Councillor Kerry commented
“It was a privilege to take part in the national event to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and it was great to see so many people, young and old, come together to mark the event and celebrate the moment when peace was restored”.