22, 2016 Photos
& Video: Brent Knoll beacon lit to mark Queen's 90th birthday
beacon was lit on top of Brent Knoll last night (Thursday) to
celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
chain of beacons was lit across Somerset, with Glastonbury lit
first followed by Brent Knoll and Uphill.
50 villagers walked up the hill to watch organiser Peter
Osborn set fire to the hay bales at dusk, as pictured here.
Peter, pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com on top of the
Knoll: "This has become quite a tradition. We always know
light a beacon here on the Knoll for special occasions. It dates
back to Victorian times when the first one was lit back in 1897."
"We have lit beacons for the Queen's silver, golden, and
diamond jubilees and also the anniversary of VE day - we always
get plenty of support from local people and it's great the beacon
can be seen for miles around."
Dozens of people walked up to watch the spectacle holding home-made
lanterns and patriotic flags to mark Thursday's 90th birthday.
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