On Sunday 11th November, a beacon will be lit on Ludlow’s Gallows Bank, one of thousands being lit across the land as part of an international event commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I.
At 6.50 pm on Sunday 11th November, Paul Kemp, Ludlow’s Town Bugler, will join with buglers nation-wide at more than 1,000 locations to sound the Last Post from Gallows Bank. At 7.00 pm, Dave Davies, the Chair of the Gallows Bank Trust, will light the beacon, thus joining up with the chain of beacons being lit across the nation at that time, in a tribute called Beacons of Light, signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.
With the beacon lit, a Tribute to the millions who lost their lives will be read and then, at 7.05 pm the bells of St Laurence’s Church will ring for 25 minutes, joining over 1,000 other churches and cathedrals ‘Ringing Out for Peace’. With the sound of the bells in the background, a roll call of names of the Ludlow men and boys who died in the four years of the War will be read out and members of the Ludlow Male Voice Choir will bring the event to a close with a selection of war-time songs.
David Davies, the Chair of the Gallows Bank Trust, is proud that Gallows Bank is playing a part in this significant international event. “It’s an honour to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and even more so to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community.”
Refreshments will be served at Rockspring Community Centre from 7.30 pm.