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West Wittering Beach Commemorates Armistice Day

Friday, November 02, 2018

West Wittering Estate invites local residents and visitors to join them on Wittering beach to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI. Inspired by Danny Boyle's 'Pages in the Sea' – a national art event – local sculptor Alexandra Beale will lead us in creating a silhouette in the sand of Charles Henry Kewell, one of four brothers from the West Wittering Kewell family killed in the war. Visitors of all ages are invited to join in the creative sand art event and are asked to bring their own rakes or sand 'tools'. This will be followed by the playing of the Last Post and the lighting of the East Head beacon.

This is an opportunity to come together as a community to remember those who lost their lives in the war and the families who were left behind - whose lives were changed forever.

Order of events

3pm: Sand art - visitors gather on West Wittering beach by Life Guard Tower.

4:15pm/sunset – trumpeter plays The Last Post followed by reading of

'The Wound In Time' written specifically for the 100th Anniversary by Carol Ann Duffy

4.30pm – lighting of the beacon at East Head.

West Wittering Estate car park will be open free of charge for Armistice Day to allow people to enjoy the beach on such a special Remembrance Sunday, and to join in with this national event. There will also be opportunities to donate to the Royal British Legion during the afternoon events, for those who wish to do so.

Visitors and local residents are asked to bring their own sand rakes/spades and wear a red coat or hat if possible.

The Café will be open for hot refreshments until 5pm.