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Burgess Hill Remembers The Fallen In The Centenary Year Since The End Of World War One

12th November 2018 | By Peter Chapman

The centenary to mark the end of the first world war at this year's Remembrance day was recognised by two events in Burgess Hill on Sunday.

At 11am, the traditional Remembrance service took place at the Burgess Hill War Memorial garden, this was proceeded by a parade which traveled down Church Road and Church Walk to reach the hundreds of local residents who had gathered at the memorial.

In the evening, a torch-lit procession set off from the war memorial and through St John's Park to reach the beacon site where a number of readings, poems and songs were performed ahead of the beacon being lit at 7:04pm.

The lanterns were made by local residents and school pupils. There were 145 in total, carrying the names of local people who died during the war.

Here's our video which features the lighting of the memorial beacon...

Spread the word, a beacon was lit in St Johns Park to commemorate 100 years since the end of the first world war

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