01 June 2012>
Eight Diamond Jubilee beacons will be lit across Caerphilly county borough to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
The beacons will be lit on Monday 4th June along with 4,000 others across the whole of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
Beacons will be lit at strategic points within Caerphilly county borough, throwing their glow across the borough. Iconic landmarks Twmbarlwm and Caerphilly Mountain will be host to beacons.
While these are not public events, there are a number of events taking place so that residents can participate in this rare opportunity:
St Sannan's, the Parish of Bedwellty Church will holding a medieval festival in the day, culminating in the lighting of a beacon once the sun sets. Gelligaer Young Farmers Club will also be holding an event on Garth Hall Farm, where their beacon will take the form of a large bonfire.
Llancaich Fawr Manor House will also be hosting a Diamond Jubilee 1940's Tea Dance during which, they will light their beacon whilst singing wartime favourites. There are also events in New Tredegar, Manmoel and Argoed.
For more information visit www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk
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