The Queen's Jubilee 2022
Please see below the introduction from the "The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons 2nd June 2022 - Your Guide to Taking Part" publication which provides information as to how individuals or communities can participate in the celebrations.
For further information the full publication can be downloaded by clicking on the file at the bottom of the page.
There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronationswith the lighting of beacons - on top of mountains, church and cathedral towers, castle battlements, on town and village greens, country estates, parks and farms, along beaches and on cliff tops. In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen, and in 2016 Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
On 2nd June 2022, we will celebrate another unique milestone in our history, Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth - her Platinum Jubilee. It is a feat no previous monarch has achieved. More than 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of
Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service. The beacons will enable local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to her as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations from 2nd to 5th June 2022. There are three types of beacons being lit for this historic occasion:
- A free - standing beacon fuelled by bottle gas.
- A beacon brazier with a metal shield. This could be built by local craftsmen/women or adopted as a project by a school or college.
- A bonfire beacon
Communities with existing beacon braziers are encouraged to light these on the night.
If you wish to take part, you can register your participation by providing the information requested on page 10 under the heading, "How to take part," sending it direct to: