Video: VE Day 70 beacon lighting

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Video shows a beacon being lit at Fort Widley to mark VE Day 70.

May 8 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and a Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Steven Wylie lit the beacon on Friday evening to commemorate the occasion.

In recognition of all those involved in the war effort more than 100 beacons were lit across the UK.

The mayor was joined by veterans and members of the public at Fort Widley, and another beacon was also lit at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth at the same time.