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5th April 2016 Broxtowe Borough Council, The Old Cross, Upcoming Events Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

A BEACON will be lit in Stapleford later this month to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The event will be one of many being held across the Country to mark this special occasion on 21st April.

Local people from across Broxtowe Borough are invited to attend the event alongside Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw, which will take place at 7.30pm at The Old Cross Inn, Church Street, Stapleford.

At the same time, beacons will be lit across the U.K to celebrate this unique occasion, including one which will be lit by the Queen herself in Windsor.

Great British sausage and mash will also be on offer to buy in the pub at the event, with all proceeds to the Mayor’s charities, Forces In The Community and Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

Other events will be taking place across the borough.

To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen, to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.

Many different organisations are taking part from all areas of the local community by lighting Beacons, including Town, Parish and Community Councils and Youth Organisations. Beacons will be lit at churches, on farms, country parks, village greens and on country estates. Lighthouses, National Trust and English Heritage properties are also taking part.

The Army Cadet Force are also taking special gas fuelled Beacons to the top of the Four Highest Peaks in the UK.


For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3481, email or visit

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