Nantwich Beacon Shares its Platinum Jubilee Light Around the world

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

A beacon was lit on Nantwich town square on the evening of Thursday 2nd June 2022 as part of Nantwich’s celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Nantwich beacon (photograph: Jonathan White)

The Nantwich beacon was one of more than 2,022 beacons that were lit throughout the United Kingdom and overseas to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The town square was also bedecked with bunting from the flags of British Commonwealth countries. 

The event was organised by Nantwich Town Council and included the Proclamation by Nantwich Town Crier Devlin Hobson, a speech by Mayor of Nantwich Peter Groves, a performance by Nantwich Choral Society and a military music and drum display by Cheshire Drums & Bugles. 

The Cat at the lighting of the Nantwich Beacon

Local community radio station The Cat 107.9 FM warmed up the visitors with a range of music through the decades.

Further events will take place in Nantwich over the four-day bank holiday weekend.