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The culmination of a long weekend celebrating Her Majesty’s 60th Anniversary saw West Bergholt become centre stage as it took its place in the global ‘beacon relay’, an event which started many hours earlier on the far side of the world and culminated just 15-minutes after West Bergholt’s Beacon was lit with Her Majesty’s Beacon at 10:30pm on Monday 4th June.
Our open air event took place on Lorkin Daniell Playing field in the heart of the village. The culmination of the celebration was the lighting of its Jubilee Beacon, designed and manufactured by Adrian Leach a village resident. The Beacon was lit by two of our village youths, Amber Harlow and Sam Ryan, who were closely monitored by Cllr John Jowers of Essex County Council (ECC). The theme of the evening was a night of music presented by West Bergholt Concert Band conducted by Graham Wilson.
More than 500 people attended the village celebrations which began with the formal opening of a youth shelter on the playing field which was designed and constructed by another village resident Ian Dickson. Construction of the shelter was made possible by grants from the Parish Council and ECC and uses a design agreed with the youth of the village.
Clicking on the picture will take you to a slide-show of pictures taken by one of our much applauded volunteers for a great event well run and which bought smiles to so many villagers – the slide-show does run in reverse order ☺.