To celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign 2012 Diamond Jubilee beacons will be lit as part of the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations.
On Monday 4 June 2012 thousands of beacons will be lit around the UK and throughout the Commonwealth to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee over the UK and as Head of the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth II will light a ‘National Beacon’ following a Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
Church tower beacons will be lit on the battlements of HM Tower of London, at St. James’s Palace, London, at The Palace of Holyrood House in Scotland, and at Killyleagh Castle in Northern Ireland.
On the top of Pen Y Fan Mountain in Wales, a beacon will be lit by the Cadets of Unit 215 Squadron Air Training Corps.
At the highest school in Great Britain, Flash Church of England Primary School in Staffordshire, a beacon will be lit by the ten pupils who attend the school.
Sixty beacons to represent each year of the Queen’s reign will be lit along the length of Hadrian’s Wall, which stretches between Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in the east, and Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.
The Duke of Westminster has pledged to light beacons on three of his estates in Sutherland, Cheshire and Lancashire.
Other events taking place during The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend include the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3 June 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday 4 June 2012.