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19th Aug, 2022

Town photographer's dramatic pictures of beacon lighting on the Malvern Hills

Tristan Harris 3rd Jun, 2022 Updated: 3rd Jun, 2022

THESE pictures taken by town photographer Tarquin Shaw-Young show the moment the beacon was lit on the Malvern Hills to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

It was lit – along with more than 2,022 throughout the UK and the Commonwealth – on the Worcestershire Beacon by Vice Lord-Lieutenant Roger Brunt CBE.

Picture by Tarquin Shaw-Young. s

A local bugler performed a piece entitled ‘Majesty’ written specially for the occasion before the lighting.

A beacon chain was used as a communication tool in the past but has become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents.

Similar services have become a tradition for royal jubilees, weddings and coronations.

Picture by Tarquin Shaw-Young. s

The event was supported by Worcestershire County Council, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Hills Trust.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant Roger Brunt CBE said he was delighted to carry out the lighting on the Worcestershire Beacon – a fitting location to mark the momentous occasion.

Click here to read about the Malvern Hills Trust’s guided Jubilee walk and new plaque on Jubilee Hill which has been installed.

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