Crowds gather to see Queen’s beacon lit in Northampton

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009
Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009
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Northampton joined places around the country in lighting its commemorative beacon to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The beacon was lit by chairman of the county council, councillor Phil Larratt and HM Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Sir John Robinson at Wootton Community and Sports Centre,

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009

It was one of 200 lit simultaneously throughout the UK on Thursday evening.

There were performances from the Cadet and Corp Drums and the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust as well as from Wootton Primary Primary, Caroline Chisholm Primary and Preston Hedges Primary.

The first beacon was lit by the Queen.

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009

Beacon lighting for the Queen at Wootton NNL-160422-064345009