Beacon’s of Light

Leander Architectural is the sole official manufacturer of the “Battle’s Over – Beacon’s of Light” Brazier Beacon. We are extremely proud to be associated with this important national tribute. We are always available to discuss your requirements for the design & installation or your own custom Beacon Brazier – we can offer anything from repairs/refurbishment through to a full turn-key new installation package. Please contact us for further details.

Often sited in country parks, estates, hilltops or village greens, the brazier beacons will be a lasting memorial of this important moment in history, be used to mark other events and become landmarks in their own right.

You can play your part in remembering the sacrifice of millions of men and women by joining the Nation’s Tribute – the “Battle’s Over“; a unique series of events in the morning and evening involving organisations and communities the length and breadth of our nation and in many countries abroad.

 Please click on the images below to access the full commemoration event details.

The official Commemoration webpage (organised by Bruno Peek – Pageantmaster) is here:

 Please contact us for further details.

  • 06:00 – Sleep in peace, now the battle’s over (1000 bagpipes will fill the air before dawn has broken)
  • 18.55 – The “Last Post” to be played at many of the 1,000 WWI Beacon sites throughout the UK
  • 19:00 – WWI Beacons of Light: After darkness has fallen, more than 1,000 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.This is a commemoration inspired by a comment made on 3rd August 1914 by Britain’s Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey. He was looking out of his office window at dusk as gas lights were being lit along London’s Mall when he remarked to a friend, “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”Our country was about to be plunged into the darkness of the First World War, and it would be four long years before Britain and Europe would again experience the light of peace.
  • 19:05 – Ringing out for Peace! As beacons blaze around the country, bells in 1,000 churches and cathedrals will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War.
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August 2021 Update - Leander is manufacturing as normal.