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1st Jul, 2022

Beacon lit in Elmdon Park for Queen's Platinum jubilee

SILHILLIANS gathered in Elmdon Park to mark the beginning of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

Solihull Mayor, Councillor Ken Meeson gave a speech at the free event before the beacon was lit at around 9.45pm.

The beacons gave communities a chance to join together and pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

The Queen began the beacon lighting events around the world by touching a globe representing the Commonwealth nations, symbolically sending a chain of lights from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace.

Across the UK more than 3,500 beacons were lit to mark the occasion.

There were beacons lit in capital cities across the Commonwealth.

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