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We’re the fire starters – Jubilee fire starters

Published Friday, 01 June 2012

A massive beacon will be lit by Enfield Council and the Friends of Albany Park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Monday 4 June.

The evening event is Enfield's official participation in the lighting of a network of more than 4,000 Beacons throughout the UK and Commonwealth.

The free family event involves the entire community, with live music from the Redroom, dance performances from Platinum Arts and family activities including a bouncy castle and bonfire supper.

Enfield Council Cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond said: "This is more than a Jubilee celebration, but a celebration of the entire community and what families and neighbours can achieve together."

"We’re delighted to be marking the jubilee in such a fantastic fashion and we’re looking forward to the entire community turning out in force to mark 60 years of our monarch’s reign."

There is a long tradition in the UK of commemorating Royal Jubilees, wedding and coronations with the lighting of Beacons.

In 1977 and 2002 Beacons were lit for the Silver and Golden Jubilees of The Queen.

The Beacon, which will be constructed to a height of seven meters an in accordance with the official guidelines supplied by Her Majesty the Queen, will be lit at 10.15pm, followed by a fireworks display at 10.30pm. A second beacon will be lit in Trent Park.

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