Published: June 5, 2012
Crowds watch Brent Knoll and Burnham-On-Sea's Jubilee beacons lit

Spectators 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, pictured above.

There were loud cheers as the beacon was lit opposite Burnham Sailing Club on the other side of the River Brue.

The beacon was lit at 10.15pm and spectators along the seafront were also able to see six other beacons around the Bristol Channel.

Burnham's beacon was funded by the Town Council and was built by members of Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club.

Burnham's Mayor Ken Smout, Second Deputy Mayor Mike Mansfield and town councillor Neville Jones were among the 100-strong crowd of spectators.

A 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.

Spectators lined the seafront to watch the beacon being lit

The beacon shone brightly for 15 minutes and was reflected in the River Brue

Spectators watching the spectacle rose a glass to the Queen

Cllr Neville Jones, Chairman of Burnham's Jubilee Committee, with the Mayor

The beacon was built by members from Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club

Brent Knoll's beacon with another nearby beacon burning in the distance (Photos: and Tony Gore)


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