Beacon Lighting

Westbury Town Council is proud to be part of ‘Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute’, which recognises the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our community.  To mark 100 years since the end of WW1, the Westbury beacon will be lit at precisely 7pm by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, in the presence of Baroness Jane Scott, leader of Wiltshire Council and the Mayor of Westbury Councillor Ian Cunningham.

Members of the public wishing to take part in this event should be at the beacon by 6:30pm there will be a prompt start at 6:45pm If you wish to offer your own remembrance, small hand tied sprigs of rosemary will be provided and collected during the ceremony, to be placed at the foot of the lit beacon by Lt Col Andrew Field who has worked with the Westbury Remembers project for the past 4 years.

Please bear in mind the time of year: wear appropriate clothing, suitable footwear and please bring a torch.

In the event of a severe weather warning, the ceremonial will take place in All Saints Church, Westbury, with the same timings.  The Westbury Town Council website and Facebook page will have latest details so do look at those if you have any doubts. 

To aid the flow of traffic, on what can be a tricky narrow road, we would request that members of the public observe a voluntary one-way system between 5:30 and 8:30, going up Newtown and down into Bratton.