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Remembrance Sunday Service – Queenborough Beacon

Written by on 9 November 2018

The Queenborough Beacon will be lit on Sunday night as part of the ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute to the fallen and to mark 100 years since the Armistice.

There was doubt that the beacon could be lit but following discussions, I have managed to secure permission from the land owner to take part in this momentous occasion and Queenborough will now shine bright along with 1200 other beacons across the UK.

A working party has been formed to prepare for the event and we met last night to work through the main details.

The working party consists of Myself and Cllr Peter Marchington from Swale Borough Council,Queenborough Town Council (last night represented by Cllr J Constable and Cllr Shiel), the Town Clerk and Queenborough Harbour Trust (represented by Patrick Moore)

The beacon will be lit at 7pm on Crundalls Wharf after a short service to remember the fallen from the town. Admittance to the wharf will be strictly prohibited but the event can be watched from the sea wall/elephant park.

My thanks to Dr Gary Reid and Michelle Muxworthy from Aesica Pharmaceuticals for agreeing to let us hold the event on their land.

Photo copyright – Kevin Weller

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