Crawley beacon to be lit for Queen’s 90th

The Diamond Jubilee beacon in Tilgate Park ENGSUS00120120506095332
The Diamond Jubilee beacon in Tilgate Park ENGSUS00120120506095332

The beacon at Tilgate Park will be lit to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Chris Cheshire, will do the honours on on April 21 at 7.30pm and the council is inviting people to attend.

Cllr Cheshire said: “I am looking forward to marking Her Majesty The Queen’s milestone birthday by participating in the national lighting of beacons.

“There is a long tradition in our country of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons. I hope that community organisations, families and individuals will all join us on this very special day.” The Queen will light the Principal Beacon on April 21 at Windsor Castle.

This will be followed by the lighting of a number of beacons along the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then more than 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories to celebrate this landmark birthday.

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