Seven beacons will shine across the Harrogate district as part of a network of over 4000 Beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories, on Monday 4 June 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen’s Pageantmaster, Mr Bruno Peek OBE MVO OPR, originally aimed to see 2012 beacons lit and he is overwhelmed by the response.
Locally, Harrogate Borough Council was asked if it could arrange for six beacons and with the help of parish councils and the owners of Goldsborough Hall, the district will actually see seven beacons being lit from 9.30pm on Monday, 4 June.
- Knaresborough Castle – as part of the jubilee celebrations on the castle top, public welcome – entertainment from 11.00am with a big screen showing of the jubilee concert from 7.00pm
- Goldsborough Hall, Goldsborough – (Princess Mary’s first family residence) – public welcome
- Grewelthorpe – Camp Farm – public welcome
- Masham – Roomer Common – public welcome with entertainment on the Market Place from 5.30pm with live music and firework display
- Brimham Rocks – meet at National Trust car park at 9.30pm to be escorted by organisers from St Jude’s Church, Hartwith
- Coldstones Cut – visitors can go to the viewing area ready for the lighting
- Roecliffe – Village Green – public welcome – games, treasure hunt and BBQ from 5.00pm
The Queen will light the last beacon in the chain at 10.30pm as a finale to the celebrations taking place in London.