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Beacon to be lit on the Rowley Hills as part of VE Day anniversary commemoration

7th May 2015

The Rowley Hills (image © Mike Poulton)

Victory in Europe Day will be marked in Sandwell tomorrow by the lighting of a beacon on the Rowley Hills, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Sandwell borough is joining a national chain of 200 beacons being lit to mark the day on Friday 8 May, using the special gas-fuelled beacon produced for VE Day this year with a unique burner head in the shape of a V for victory.

The Queen will light the principal beacon at Windsor Castle.

Sandwell Mayor Councillor Derek Rowley will light a beacon on the Rowley Hills at 9.32pm which people will be able to see from miles around.

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