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Beacons Shine For VE Day 70th Anniversary

12 May 2015

photo from the event

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr Thomas Hogg, lights the VE beacon at Antrim Castle Gardens.

Beacons were lit up across Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough on Friday 8th May to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey joined hundreds of people throughout the UK as they simultaneously lit beacons on the motte at Antrim Castle Gardens and on top of Carnmoney Hill.

Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg, lit the beacon at Antrim Castle Gardens and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair, lit the Carnmoney Hill beacon.