May 25 2013 Latest news:
By Kelly-Ann Kiernan , Chief Reporter
Friday, June 1, 2012
BEACONS will be lit across Hertfordshire on Bank Holiday Monday to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The beacons will form part of a chain of more than 4,000 being lit around the UK, the Commonwealth and UK overseas territories.
All beacons will be lit from 10pm until 10.30pm, with the Queen herself lighting the final one in central London at 10.30pm.
One will be lit on the Queen Elizabeth Oak Field in Hatfield Park at 10.01pm.
Another will spark to life on the Campus West balcony in WGC at 10.15pm.
Other beacons will be at the cricket field in Essendon, Bury Lane sports field in Codicote, and Goffs Oak Playing Fields.
Welwyn Hatfield mayor Helen Bromley will light the Campus West beacon, and she invited all to gather on The Campus roundabout to witness the commemorative spectacle.
She said: “It’s a very great honour to join with thousands of communities around the world in admiration of our reverent monarch.
“She has played a pivotal role in shaping this, our proud nation, and deserves our unwavering respect and appreciation.
“I’m proud to show her our borough’s support through the lighting of this beacon.”