Centenary of armistice marked in Reigate on Remembrance Day

Reigate Business Guild’s projection at the Old Town Hall


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.