Special events were held in Reigate on Sunday to commemorate the end of the First World War, in addition to the usual Remembrance Day services and parades across the borough.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council took part in the national “Beacons of Light”, held to commemorate the end of the conflict in 1918, with the lighting of the beacon in Priory Park. Poppies were projected onto the Reigate Priory building itself, with words from the Mayor and readings.
The evening marked the culmination of the council’s four-year “Reigate & Banstead Remembers” First World War centenary commemorations.
Also on Sunday evening, Reigate Business Guild arranged for the Old Town Hall in Bell Street to be illuminated with poppies, with names of the district’s fallen from the First World War scrolling across the brickwork.
The borough’s usual official remembrance events also took place in the morning in Redhill, Banstead and Horley.
There was no dampening the remembrance service at Shaws Corner today in Redhill, the Mayor of @reigatebanstead refused to use an umbrella saying, “troops in the trenches fought for our freedom without umbrellas, I can honour them without one too” pic.twitter.com/KkE0r99I1g
— Leader of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council (@RBBCLeader) 11 November 2018
— Springer Girl (@springer_girl77) 11 November 2018
— Crumbs Brewing (@CrumbsBrewing) 11 November 2018