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Queen’s birthday: Beacon to be lit in Calverley

A beacon will be lit in Woodhall Hills in Calverley to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The lighting of the beacon at the minister at 8.30pm will be one of a number of beacons to be lit in Leeds and across the UK and Commonwealth on Thursday, 21 April, to mark the occasion.

A firework display will be held in Victoria Park, with a hog roast on offer. Calverley St Wilfrid’s Cricket Club will be open for refreshments.

It is estimated that over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth to celebrate this landmark birthday.

The Prince of Wales will invite The Queen to light the Principal Beacon at Windsor Castle.

A beacon will also be lit outside Leeds Minster by Leeds Lord Mayor Councillor Judith Chapman.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman, said:

“It is an absolute privilege and honour to be able to gather with the people of Leeds outside the minster this Thursday at 8.30pm, as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday by lighting a beacon.

“The event at the minster is one of a number of beacon lighting ceremonies to be held across the city on Thursday on what promises to be a really memorable occasion.”


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