Worcestershire Beacon to be lit in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday

Published Thursday, 7th April 2016

Worcestershire County Council has been invited to take part in lighting the Worcestershire Beacon to mark The Queen's 90th birthday.

On 21 April 2016, the Lord Lieutenant will lead the ceremony on the top of the Malvern Hills, lighting the beacon at 8.30pm.

He will be joined by special guests including The Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, The Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, The Chairman of Wychavon District Council and the Mayor of Malvern Town Council.

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.

Bromsgrove, Redditch, Worcester, Kempsey and National Trust properties Croome Park and Hanbury Hall are already taking part in the celebration by lighting beacons, and other towns, parishes and local communities are encouraged to get involved.

Alan Smith, Worcestershire Partnership Manager, said: "Our country has a tradition of celebrating significant royal occasions with the lighting of beacons, and I’m delighted that we’re able to celebrate this momentous milestone of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday in this way. There is something very special about being part of this chain of beacons across the country and overseas, and it would be great to have as many people along as possible to join in this wonderful occasion."

Bruno Peek, LVO, OBE, OPR, Pageant master, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons said: “It has been an enormous privilege to be able to organise this amazing community event to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. I am delighted to see so many different organisations playing their part.”

The Worcestershire Beacon event is being supported by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Malvern Hills District Council.

For further information, please contact Alan Smith, Partnership Relationship Manager, on 01905 843323 or
asmith3@worcestershire.gov.uk.