A Beacon located on Castlebarrow in Eaves Wood, adjacent to The Queen Victoria Jubilee Monument (the Pepperpot), will be lit at 9.15 pm on Thursday, the 6th of June 2024 to remember the bravery and sacrifice of the 210,000 Allied casualties of Operation Overlord (D-Day) in securing the peace and freedom our country has enjoyed since the end of the Second World War.


The International 80th Anniversary D-Day Beacon will be lit in Normandy at 8.15pm (British Summer Time), at the British Normandy Memorial overlooking Gold Beach, with the other Beacons located on Utah, Omaha, Juno and Sword beaches being lit at 8.30pm BST, followed by the Principal United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man Beacon at Portsmouth, England at 9.15pm BST. As the Beacons are lit, all communities in France and the UK are being asked to stop what they are doing and pay tribute to those who lost their lives.

If you would like to attend the Beacon lighting, please remember to carry torches, wear sturdy boots, and bring waterproofs and walking sticks if needed. The terrain is not suitable for those with mobility issues and will be slippy if wet.