In East Grinstead, we will start with the national proclamation being read at the War Memorial in the High St at 8 am. With the main events starting from 6pm on King Georges Field where we will have Fish and Chips, along with Apple Crumble and ice cream vendors available along with a bar tent. There will be traditional games (coconut shy/ tin can alley etc) taking us up to the feed from the Normandy Beaches and the lighting of our own Beacon at 9.15pm. Town Mayor Steve Ody will light the Beacon, he said “This is a great privilege to lead the local commemoration, we are going to have some forties fun and then the sombre remembrance of the sacrifice made by so many, at an event that really did mark the turning of the war. It will be humbling to light the Beacon at 9.15 along with many other communities and nations as the World remembers together.”