The Hickling Standard on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir is the highest point of the village and, to the north and west, is the highest point for some distance. Farmed from Malt House Farm, the Hickling Standard is the traditional location for beacons in our area – the beacon was constructed by the Collishaw family and lit by John Collishaw on the night.
The Hickling Choir led a sing-a-long and the sheer spectacle of the long-line of over 100 people climbing up to the top of the Standard will be remembered by all.
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We would love to see your photos of the Beacon Lighting but we are particularly looking for photographs of the actual lighting and also photographs of the Beacon from the surrounding area (distance photographs) – please contact us if you can help.
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Views from a distance:
There are three kinds of beacon events:
Community Beacons – thousands of beacons will be lit by communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
Commonwealth Beacons – beacons will be lit in all capital cities of the Commonwealth – 54 in total.
Principal Beacon – to be lit on the 2nd June
The Jubilee Beacons is one of the official events of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 as part of an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The Jubilee Beacons will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.
This will be the first time a British monarch has marked a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years as Sovereign. In September 2015, The Queen overtook Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch.
There is a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons. A beacon chain, once used as a tool for communication, has now become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents and is often the central point of focus for any outdoor gathering or celebration. In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of The Queen, and in 2016 Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.