Beacons shine for VE Day anniversary

Deputy Mayor John Blair is pictured  at the Carnmoney Hill VE Day beacon lighting ceremony with Ivan Hunter, Whiteabbey Royal British Legion and Corey Gorman, Glengormley Army Cadets. INNT 20-537CON
Deputy Mayor John Blair is pictured at the Carnmoney Hill VE Day beacon lighting ceremony with Ivan Hunter, Whiteabbey Royal British Legion and Corey Gorman, Glengormley Army Cadets. INNT 20-537CON

Two special beacons were lit in Antrim and Newtownabbey on Friday evening, May 8 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey simultaneously lit beacons on the motte at Antrim Castle Gardens and on top of Carnmoney Hill as part of a UK-wide VE Day anniversary commemoration.

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

Among those who attended the ceremonies were service personnel, former servicemen and women, Royal British Legion representatives and young people from the Cadet Forces.