ST ASAPH is set to join the nationwide beacon lighting event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The City Council has announced plans to light a beacon on the evening of June 2, one of thousands being lit in the UK and abroad, forming part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the celebratory weekend.

The beacon will be lit at St Asaph Cathedral, High Street, St Asaph, one of more than 2,000 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

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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 June 2.

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.

Bruno Peek, Pageant master of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said: “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth.

“They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

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“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way.

“It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth.

“The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment – we would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

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St Asaph City Council said: “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.”