Commemorating D-Day

A BEACON will be lit on Siston Hill as part of a national commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The event, organised by Siston Parish Council, will be one of 1,500 across the UK and Commonwealth on June 6, 80 years to the day after the start of the Normandy landings in 1944.

Starting at 8.30pm, it will include music from a Scottish piper and a 1940s-style singing quartet, as well as a short service and lighting ceremony with parish council chair Andrew Stacey.

The beacon was erected on top of Siston Hill to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018 and was also lit for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.