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Weʼre raising £500 to help fund the Quainton Community Beacon

Quainton, UK
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Plans continue towards Quainton's participation in the national WW1 Beacons of Light Tribute, on the 11th November, where we commemorate and remember 100 years since the end of such a terribly dark period in our history.

After such a successful beacon lighting, for the Queens 90th, we're extremely proud to be asked again and will participate with a more fitting beacon. This will now be known as the Quainton Community Beacon.

Hot from the blacksmith's forge, the new beacon basket will be on display during the Royal British Legion fund raising event at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre on the 10th June. Subject to necessary approvals, the basket, along with post and base, will stand proudly, on Mill Hill, for a few weeks either side of the 'Battle's Over' beacon lighting event. This will be similar to the beacon that some of you might have visited on Dunstable Downs, which sits outside the National Trust visitors centre.

Following its first use it will then move to the station and await the marking of the next major national or local event. In time we hope the beacon will become a significant point of interest for the village and a true asset.

As this is a community project we are also looking for help with funding and general volunteering as we still have lots to do. You can show your support, for this historic structure, by donating here.

Main photo: © Alan Hunt

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  • Quainton Beacon6 months ago
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    Quainton Beacon

    6 months ago

    The Beacon Basket safely arrives in the village for the 10th June Royal British Legion event at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

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  • Quainton Beacon7 months ago
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    7 months ago

    Here is an image from the blacksmith showing the new beacon basket. Its approx 1.4m at its widest point and 1.2m high.

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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 10:28 AM



  • Maggie


    Nov 13, 2018

    Congratulations to all involved and hope you all feel proud of what you have achieved thro lots of hard physical work. Lets hope it stays in its position for many many years.


  • Steve Walker

    Steve Walker

    Jun 7, 2018

    Well done everyone involved. Let's light up the night sky in Bucks comes 11th November.

  • Nicolette Smith

    Nicolette Smith

    Jun 6, 2018

    Good luck! Great cause. Shall be looking out for our new ‘neighbour’ when it stands tall on Mill Hill!


  • Beth Vining

    Beth Vining

    May 28, 2018

    Every community with a hill, should have one. A great project.


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