Jubilee Beacon Beams Out

Over 4,200 beacons were lit across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Commonwealth and Overseas UK Territories in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday 4th June. And Littlehempston’s beacon was one of them.

A huge thank you to Lawrence Joiner who organised the creation of an enormous pile of combustible material gathered from all around the parish and piled on a high point in the Miller’s top field. Thank you, Liz and Roger! Lots of people gathered to chat and watch the fire leap into full and splendid flame at the alloted time of 10.15pm. Beacons from other villages lit the darkening sky, as did firework displays and flares. A magical evening!

More pictures in the gallery.