Whitchurch Village Commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by joining the National Beacon Lighting

Our new commemoration beacon
Flying the flag at the playpark
The village gathers to watch the beacon being lit
Over two hundred enjoyed the evening
The beacon shone bright in the night sky

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made the beacon lighting an amazing event. About 200 people raised a toast to Her Majesty as we joined others around the country celebrating 70 glorious years. The Deputy Lieutenant David Medlock attended and read the proclamation .

It was a joint village effort with various groups and people joining together to commemorate the occasion

Whitchurch Cricket club opened the bar and provided use of their facilities, a thriving club with a youth section for 5-17 age olds, training every Friday evening. Whitchurch Cricket Club Youth Section .

Barbarians Rugby Club provided use of their ground for parking.

Whitchurch and Pensford Royal British Legion provided standard bearers and a piper, who heralded the beacon lighting.

Martin Squire brought his illuminated vehicle along and provided support on the evening.

Audrey, one of our senior resident who has lived in the village the longest, lit the beacon magnificently with support from Nick Kirk WVC chairman.

Cocoa and Crumb served hot drinks and snacks.

Finally the councillors and volunteers worked hard setting up the event and marshalling the evening to make it a tremendous success.