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Residents invited to attend the lighting of Civic Beacon


Residents are welcome to attend the lighting of the Civic Beacon to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

Beacons will be lit across the country, all at the same time, which will form a trail of light that will be the country’s visible mark of respect to those brave soldiers who fought at this historic battle.

St Helens is one of over 100 areas that have been selected to take part in the commemorative ceremony which will take place on Friday 8 May, to remember this monumental moment in history.

The event starts at 9pm in Taylor Park, and will be situated on the hill, behind the old aviary.  The short event will feature local operatic favourite, Tom Loughlin who will be performing two songs ‘Bring Him Home’ and a final tribute with ‘Amazing Grace’.

Local war veteran Harold Beasley has been invited to give the official speech, while Able Cadet, Scott Bull will be representing the younger element of the Armed Forces.

The Beacon will be lit at 9:32pm by civic dignitaries, accompanied by Mr Beasley and Able Cadet, Scott Bull. A two minutes silence and finale performance will follow.

Extra flood lighting and stewarding has been provided for the site and toilet facilities will be available at the Ranger Base adjacent to the park cafe.

There is plenty of car parking both in and around the site and all are very welcome.

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