Shining a Beacon for VE Day

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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in partnership with the Royal British Legion, will be shining a ‘Beacon’ in Coleraine town centre to mark the anniversary of VE Day on Friday, May 8 at 8.30pm.

There will be a short ceremony and laying of the wreath, followed by switching on the ‘Beacon’ shining over 30,000 feet into the sky.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is the only council to host such an event with this type of beacon, as two lights will be placed at the front door of the Coleraine Town Hall for all to see. The local branches of the Women’s Institute, (WI) will be supporting the event in WW2 costume.