The Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons Event
2nd June 2022

The Royal British Legion is one of the few organisations in the Village, who can claim Her Majesty the Queen as a Patron.

With this in mind, the Long Ashton Branch RBL, have set about organizing a Commemoration Event to mark the Platinum Jubilee of our Patron, and this will take place in PEEL PARK on THURSDAY, 2nd June 2022. The event will finish with the LIGHTING OF THE VILLAGE BEACON, as part of the NATIONAL CHAIN OF BEACONS, the first being lit by the Queen at Windsor, similar to the ceremony held in 2018 for “11.11.18, THE BATTLES OVER”. We have invited the Local Village Schools to write a poem about “Our Queen”, and the winning poet will assist in lighting the Beacon.

Prior to the Beacon Lighting, there is planned a PIG ROAST, and other food, and MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT by the POLKA DOT PEACHES, a Bristol Harmony Group, who will concentrate on 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s music. We hope to have other singing groups as well, but this has yet to be finalised. We hope we will not need wet weather protection as needed in 1953.
Long Ashton Football Club will organize the Licenced Bar, and are trying to arrange for a PIPER to play a special tune just before the Beacon, “Diu Regnare”, written for the National Event by the Glenfiddich Champion Piper. This will be followed by a Bugle or Trumpet Call.

We hope to fly the flags of the all the Commonwealth that has Our Queen as their Head of State.

The event is due to start at about 6.30pm, but the Pig-roasters will be busy for many hours before this!

We are forming a working party from various interested groups and organizations to ensure the smooth running of the event, and so far the Mens-shed, The Football Club, Local History Group, and Probus have offered assistance. If you think that you can help with the organizing of this special event, then please contact our Secretary on 01275 394523, 07801816612, or by email to david@addis.me.uk.