Cambridgeshire Remembers The Fallen

11 November 2018, 12:00 | Updated: 12 November 2018, 12:48

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The nation fell silent at 11am to mark the end of the First World War, 100 years ago today and Cambridgeshire will play its part again this evening.

As well as the traditional 11 o'clock services, parades and commemorations, this year, the centenary of the Armistice, something special will take place at 7pm - the region will take part in the WW1 BEACONS.

1,000 beacons will be lit across the country to remember all those who fell on our behalf - and for descendants to come together in their own communities, a century after the guns of World War One fell silent.

The national event is made up of cities, towns and villages across the East which will also mark the "home front army"; ordinary members of the public who were not in uniform who were nonetheless part of the UK's land defence between 1914 and 1918.

Tonight, leading up to the lighting of Cambridgeshire's beacons at 7pm; they'll be many events of various sizes taking place:

A Beacon will be lit by HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Mrs Julie Spence on Castle Mound, Castle Street, to mark the occasion at 7pm

People are asked to start gathering around the Mound at 630 pm.

Tea and Coffees will be available after the event in the Members Lounge at Shire Hall, along with a collection of interesting exhibition boards, posters and postcards from the era in the Kreis Viersen Room.

OTHER BEACONS ACROSS CAMBS TONIGHT

* Carlton-cum-Willingham
* Chatteris
* Cottenham
* Doddington
* Eltisley Village
* Ely
* Holme
* Huntingdon Town Council
* Sawtry Parish Council
* Soham
* St Ives
* St Neots Town Council
* Warboys Parish Council