Crowds watch Brent Knoll and Burnham-On-Sea's Jubilee beacons
lined part of Burnham-On-Sea's seafront to watch the town's Jubilee
Beacon being lit as part of a nationwide chain on Monday night
(June 4th) - and there were similiar scenes on top of Brent Knoll,
were loud cheers as the beacon was lit opposite Burnham Sailing
Club on the other side of the River Brue.
beacon was lit at 10.15pm and spectators along the seafront were
also able to see six other beacons around the Bristol Channel.
beacon was funded by the Town Council and was built by members
of Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club.
Mayor Ken Smout, Second Deputy Mayor Mike Mansfield and town councillor
Neville Jones were among the 100-strong crowd of spectators.
network of more than 2,600 beacons was lit by communities throughout
the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, to celebrate the
Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
lined the seafront to watch the beacon being lit
beacon shone brightly for 15 minutes and was reflected in the
watching the spectacle rose a glass to the Queen
Cllr Neville Jones, Chairman of Burnham's Jubilee Committee,
with the Mayor
beacon was built by members from Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club
Brent Knoll's beacon with another nearby beacon burning in the
distance (Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com and Tony Gore)