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WW1 Centenary Beacon Event – 11th November 2018

The WW1 Centenary Beacon Event organised by Easton Parish Council, led nationally by the Queens Paegent Master Bruno Peeks, took place on Sunday 11th November 2018. Before the Beacon lighting ceremony which synchronised across the country at 7pm, the community came together at a complimentary Hog Roast in the Village Hall. There was an exhibition giving the history of the men that were involved in WW1, and the fallen from Easton which Brian Boon provided following extensive research. Over 80 people attended, and following the Hog Roast, gathered at the Beacon, where those who fought and died during WW1 were remembered, the names of the fallen from Easton were read out, and Rev. G. Hedger lit the Beacon. The Church Bells then rang to commemorate the celebration of Amistice 100 years ago. To view the Certificate that recognises and gives thanks for our  participation in this Historic event please click on the link.

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The Queens 90th Birthday Beacon Event – 21st April 2016

Easton Parish Council organised and hosted the Queens 90th Birthday Beacon event on 21st April 2016. The Beacon Project, by agreement with The Royal Household, formed an important part of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

The Parish Council purchased an official beacon and equipment, so that the village could join and synchronise with all the other Parishes and beacons across the U.K.  The Parish Council hosted a complimentary Hog Roast, and birthday buns accompanied by a glass of Prosecco, the Village Hall committee ran a bar for the evening. Following the Hog Roast everyone gathered on the village green accompanied by the Church Bells, the National Anthem was sung and a personal message from the Prince of Wales was given by MP Dr Dan Poulter, who then lit the Beacon and everyone sang Happy Birthday. Just over one hundred people from the village attended the event and the evening resulted in a very happy community event.

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