Borough ready to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee with beacon lighting in Middleton

A lit torch beacon against the night sky.
It will be one of more than 2,000 beacons being lit by charities, communities and faith groups across the UK to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Published: 30 May 2022

A special beacon to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be lit in Middleton this week and everyone is invited to attend.

A special beacon to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be lit in Middleton this week and everyone is invited to attend.

New mayor Councillor Ali Ahmed will light the beacon on the evening of Thursday, 2 June 2022 in Jubilee Park. He will be accompanied by distinguished guests including the Queen’s Representatives - deputy lieutenants Ian Sandiford and Asrar Ul-Haq. There will be a performance by the Cantare Choir. 

Guests are asked to arrive from 9pm and the event begins at 9.30pm, with the beacon being lit shortly afterwards.

Jubilee Park on a winter day.

The appropriately named Jubilee Park in Middleton is the location for the beacon lighting on Thursday, 2 June 2022.

‘Unique milestone in history’

 

It will be one of more than 2,000 beacons being lit by charities, communities and faith groups across the UK to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Councillor Ahmed said:

“We are so proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with a beacon and music at our historic Jubilee Park which was opened to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1889. The borough is honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty’s 70th year as our monarch and head of the Commonwealth and I hope residents will come out and join us.”

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