On the day…

Torchbearers

Please park as far into the Triangle car park as you can. Use the grass area too.

Join the group of volunteers standing in the car park. We will walk together up to the southern gateway of the Iron Age hill fort.

Here the torchbearers will divide into two groups. One group will proceed to the Eastern gate and one to the Western gate.

Shortly before 7 p.m. both groups will process to the southern-most point of the rampart directly above the beacon.

  • The Dean of Chichester will read prayers for the fallen
  • We shall observe a two minute silence
  • The Mayor of Chichester will make a short speech.

At 7.00 p.m the Duke of Richmond will light the beacon. When it is properly alight the last post will sound.

A few seconds after the last note, both halves of the procession will merge in turn to walk down the inside edge of the rampart and up to the trig point on the top of the hill.

Use the buckets of water to extinguish your torches.

Spectators

You should aim to be in place on the Trundle by 6.30 p.m. at the latest.

Please park in the horse-unboxing area close to the grandstand or in the car park opposite.

Be prepared for a bracing walk up a fairly steep hill to the Trundle: make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear. Do bring an electric torch. We will try to signpost the path as well as possible but if you are not familiar with it, you might want to have a look at the path in daylight over the next few days.

We may have a few volunteers to drive people to a point slightly closer to the Trundle but please do not rely on this.

Please avoid the Triangle Car Park so that Torchbearers are able to meet up easily.