Lighting the Beacon

Published: 18 April 2016

Lighting the Beacon poster
Lighting of the Loughton Beacon

Her Majesty The Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday on 21st April 2016.

The town council is delighted to announce that to mark this important milestone the lighting of Loughton’s special beacon at the top of the Hillyfields Open Space has been arranged for 7.30pm on Thursday 21 April.

This is part of the national tribute which will see over 1,000 beacons lit across the length and breadth of the country.

Local residents are invited to gather on Hillyfields, just off Rectory Lane/Pyrles Lane, from 7pm onwards. Town Crier, Peter Frost will be there to welcome you. There will be music provided which will include the choir of St John Fisher Catholic Primary School performing their favourite songs.

The beacon will be lit by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Michael Chapman. The Lord Lieutenant is the Queen’s official representative in the county.

Residents are welcome to bring their own refreshments. They are also recommended to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing.

Whilst appreciating this is a school night, we hope many local families will join us for this special historic event.

Note to editor:
The beacon is of a ‘Church Tower’ style specially designed and use for The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee, with a diamond shaped burner unit on top of a tripod powered by propane gas.

For more information contact:

Enid Walsh
Town Clerk
Loughton Town Council
Tel. no. 020 8508 4200

7 April 2016