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Weymouth Beacon Lightings at Nothe Fort and Sea Life Tower

On Friday 8th May, Weymouth will play host to the VE (Victory in Europe) beacon lighting to celebrate this mementos occasion.

Weymouth played a fairly large part in WW2 including many US troops leaving from our harbour to head out for D-Day. Check out the first three images on this page of amazing images (click each image to see how it looks now)…World War 2 before and after photos.

At Nothe Fort, the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland will host the lighting with local sea cadets and veterans in attendance.

Nothe Fort and Sea Life Tower in Weymouth

You should be able to see this clearly from Weymouth’s stone pier. The base of the Sea Life Tower will be illuminated at the same time which will give the impression of it being engulfed in flames as the gondola rises upwards.

Nothe Fort and Sea Life Tower in Weymouth

The events will start at around 9.30pm on Friday 8th May so be sure to get here nice and early to “reserve” your space…no shoving now please : )

To keep the celebrations going, there will be a free VE picnic event on Portland the following day (Saturday 9th May) starting at 11.30am at the Easton Gardens and finishing at 4.30pm.

The day includes:

•    Weymouth Concert Brass

•    Bittersweet Harmony and The Carefree Choir

•    Military vehicles on display

•    Family fun and games (free)

If you are not already in the area, check out our availability and come and stay for the night!

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