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' Signal Beacons of Bygone Days '
Alan Ivimey
Alan Ivimey , who will be remembered most recently for his twelve talks on the City of London, has made a special study of England's many beacons, and is going to talk about the fascination of beacon hunting, and how it can be made the object of many outdoor excursions.
When the beacons were last lit on a grand scale for the Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1935, Alan Ivimey received letters from all over the British Isles describing the local beacons. It is many years since the beacons of England flared their warnings of strife and invasion, though once they formed as important a feature of national defence as does ' A.R.P.' today.


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