Bells, bag­pipes, bea­cons and bel­lows


As pageant­mas­ter, Nor­folk’s own Bruno Peek is bring­ing to­gether the coun­try - and in­deed the world - in a “mass cry”. Bruno, of Gor­leston, was be­hind the Mil­len­nium cel­e­bra­tions on the River Thames, the bea­cons for the Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee in 2012, the Fly A Flag for the Armed Forces project, the 70th an­niver­sary of VE Day cel­e­bra­tions and more. For this spe­cial commemoration, on Novem­ber 11, 2018, he has cre­ated a range of ways in which com­mu­ni­ties, groups and in­di­vid­u­als can take part in ‘Bat­tle’s Over - A Na­tion’s Trib­ute’.

The day will be­gin with the sound of bag­pipes play­ing ‘Bat­tle’s O’er’ just be­fore dawn. Dur­ing the day there will be events, ser­vices of re­mem­brance and the read­ing out of thou­sands of names of those who lost their lives in the First World War. The evening’s com­mem­o­ra­tions in­clude The Last Post be­ing played at the site of bea­cons around the UK, shortly be­fore they are lit with their com­mu­ni­ties watch­ing. And at 7.05pm, church and cathedral bells will be ‘Ring­ing Out for Peace’, while town criers across the coun­try will de­liver a spe­cial mes­sage, ‘ A Cry For Peace Around The World’.

Bruno says: “This poignant mile­stone in world his­tory is a timely mo­ment to make a plea for global peace in our troubled world. It is what all those who fought and died in the Great War were bat­tling for.”

To find out what is hap­pen­ing for Bat­tle’s Over - A Na­tion’s Trib­ute in your area, see the web­site:

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