Beacon to be lit at Hertford Castle for the Queen’s 90th birthday
PUBLISHED: 10:15 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:32 14 April 2016
A beacon will be lit on the roof of Hertford Castle to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Hertford Town Council will host an event at the historic castle on behalf of the whole county on the evening of Thursday, April 21.
The event is being sponsored jointly by Hertfordshire County Council, East Herts District Council and Hertford Town Council to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen.
As part of the evening, a beacon will be lit on the roof of Hertford Castle.
All are invited to the Castle grounds from 7.30pm to take part in the celebrations.
Fusion Voices in Harmony Choir will be providing the entertainment, and refreshments will available on the lawn.
A birthday cake for the Queen is being provided by Cynthia Stroud, of Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company, Hertford.
The mayor of Hertford, councillor Linda Radford, said: “This will be a wonderful evening, with Hertford uniting with communities across the nation and beyond in common celebration of this important milestone in the Queen’s life.”
The beacon lighting in Hertford is part of a national celebration which will start when the Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on April 21 at Windsor Castle.
This will be followed by the lighting of a number of beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and the Commonwealth.