Armistice 2018 Beacons of Light Celebration

On November 11, 2018, the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. People across the UK and beyond gathered to pay respects to the fallen soldiers and to reflect on the sacrifices made during the war. One of the ways in which this was done was through the lighting of beacons of light, a symbol of hope and remembrance. In Hoyland, Yorkshire, a commemorative sculpture was lit for the Beacons of Light celebration at Owd Martha's Yard.

The team at Burned by Design worked closely with the committee at Owd Martha's Yard to bring their vision to life. The sculpture is made of metal and features intricate laser-cut designs that reflect the themes of remembrance and hope. The design of the sculpture was inspired by the poppy, a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives in World War One.


The Impact on the Community

The lighting of the commemorative sculpture at Owd Martha's Yard was a poignant moment for the community of Hoyland. People of all ages gathered to pay their respects and to show their support for the event. The sculpture was lit as part of the Beacons of Light celebration, which saw beacons lit across the UK to mark the end of the war. The event was a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought in the war and a chance to reflect on the impact it had on the community.


We'd like to extend our deepest thanks to everybody at Owd Martha's Yard who was involved in bringing this amazing piece to life. 

And an extra shout out to Andy Harris at for these awesome shots of the WW1 commemorative fire beacon in action on Sunday.


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