80th anniversary of D-Day

Published: 08 May 2024

80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

80 years ago on the 6 June 1944 hundreds of thousands of servicemen landed on Normandy’s beaches as part of the D-Day operation to open up a new Western Front in Europe. Recognising this important date, D-Day will be marked by the lighting of beacons across the UK and in France – beacons to pay tribute to those that took part and their families and communities who supported them. Horsforth is pleased to join this national tribute with the lighting of our beacon, along with music entertainment, tributes and quiet moments of reflection.

6:45pm Walk from Cenotaph to beacon in the park with piper

7:00pm Stroke of Genius band 

8.15pm Natalie Louise Bernadette, 1940s style singer

9.10pm Piper plays Highland Laddie, followed by bugler

9.15pm Lighting of beacon and tribute reading 

What to bring:

  • Picnic blanket/deckchair
  • Warm jacket/waterproof
  • Torch or lantern for when it gets dark
  • Fish and chips or alternative takeaway
  • A bag to take your rubbish home with you - or dispose of responsibly
Keep checking the Town Council website for updates on this event, or follow the event on Facebook.