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Jubilee beacon to be lit for the Queen in Saddleworth

Plans have been announced to light beacons on Thursday 2 June and Saddleworth will be proud to be part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee weekend.

Along with associated activities, the beacon will be lit at the Conservative Club on High Street in Uppermill.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all Commonwealth capitals, with the Principal Beacon lighting to take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes. 

Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster for the Platinum Jubilee, said: “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations the UK and the Commonwealth are coming together in individual and special ways. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting which will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.”

The Beacon Coordinators in Saddleworth are Councillors Max Woodvine and Luke Lancaster.

They added: “The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up Saddleworth in her honour and we are proud to be part of this momentous celebration.

“It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty The Queen’s seventieth year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”

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