Keighley Town Council has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022.
The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.
The Beacon will be lit at Town Hall Square it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.
In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.
The event will commence from 9pm where the Bradford Pipe Band will play to the audience. At 9:35pm the Pipe Band will play Diu Regnare. At 9:40pm a Bugler will play Majesty before the beacon is then lit at 9:45pm.
The event is open to all the attend.
Commenting on the beacon lighting, Town Clerk Joe Cooney commented, “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”