Patriotic celebrations as Jubilee Beacon is lit up

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BELLS will ring out and patriotic music will play in the build up to the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon.

All Saints Church, in Catherington, will join Southsea Castle,Portsdown Hill and Stansted House to become one of more than 4,200 venues where beacons will be lit to mark the Diamond Jubilee on Monday.

The bells at the church, in Catherington Lane, will ring for four hours from 5pm.

That will be followed by an organist playing rousing patriotic music from 9.30pm to 10.10pm.

The beacon, which has been provided by Horndean Parish Council, will be lit at 10.20pm, by Rev Gill Hill and Lynne Evans, chairman of the parish council.

Councillor Sara Schillemore said: ‘It’s going to be a wonderful community event.

‘We’re lucky because we’re quite high up here so we’re hoping to be able to get a good view of all beacons being lit across the area.

‘The atmosphere is going to be brilliant. We are so pleased to be part of the celebrations.’

The Jubilee Beacons will be lit at places across the country, including Hadrian’s Wall and the Channel Islands.

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