Hundreds turn out to mark the Queen’s birthday at beacon lighting event in Long Stratton

South Norfolk Council host a beacon lighting for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at their hea

South Norfolk Council host a beacon lighting for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations at their headquaters in Long Stratton. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A rousing rendition of God Save the Queen by Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass was played before the celebratory beacon at Long Stratton was lit.

Leading up to the lighting hundreds of people enjoyed the evening sunshine at the event hosted by South Norfolk Council outside their office on Swan Lane.

A family atmosphere saw youngsters getting their faces painted and making their very own crowns.

The chairman of the council David Bills got in on the fun and had a Union Jack painted on his forehead.

After the brass band played happy birthday Mr Bills gave a speech praising the Queen.


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The lighting of beacon was followed by a round of applause and cheers.

Mr Bills said: 'I am delighted with the turn out and the number of children. It just shows there is interest in these celebrations.'

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