Slough remembers with candlelit event

Published: 05 November 2018

Residents are being invited to join the Mayor of Slough in a special event to commemorate the 100 years since the end of WW1.

On Sunday (11 November) The Mayor, Councillor Paul Sohal, will be hosting a beacon lighting in Salt Hill Park as part of the national Battle’s Over Beacons of Light commemorations.

As well as the beacon, lead councillors will be reading WW1 poetry and a roll call of everyone from Slough who gave their lives in The Great War.

Candles will also be lit to remember the war dead.

Councillor Sohal, said: “On the centenary of Armistice I would like anyone who wants to pay respects to those residents who gave their lives to save ours, to join me in Salt Hill Park as Slough remembers.”

The event starts at 6.45pm, the beacon will be lit at 7pm with poetry and the roll call following. The event will close at around 8pm. Candles will be provided.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “The 100th anniversary event gives us not only time to record and remember what was endured, but also to see beyond the mud and blood of the war.

“It gives time to reflect on the sheer scale of human sacrifice it brought and the bravery of many men and women who fought so there might be peace in their lifetimes and for generations to come.”