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: www.brunopeek.co.uk