Beacon to be lit and torch procession

THE DUKE of Richmond will light the Chichester Beacon on the top of Trundle Hill, as part of a nationwide chain of 1000 beacons being lit on Remembrance Day, to honour those who died in the First World War.

On Sunday, a procession of torch bearers will walk along the southern rampart of the Trundle to represent the 563 lives lost from Chichester, Lavant, Westhampnett, Singleton, East and West Dean.

The Chichester Beacon, which will overlook the city and be located just to the south of the Iron Age hill fort on the Trundle, will be lit at 7pm.

The Duke of Richmond said: ‘The lighting of the beacon and procession of torch bearers will be a moving tribute to those many lives tragically lost during the First World War.

‘Chichester and the villages which surround the Goodwood Estate suffered terrible losses during the conflict, and so it is very important that we remember those local people who laid down their lives.’