On 21st April 2016, Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday, and in celebration of this wonderful milestone at 8:30pm, Beacons will be lit that night across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, marking this unique moment in history.
The Bonfire Committee has been asked by the Parish Council to provide a Beacon to mark the event on the Village Green. Our President, Harold Mullard (who himself has celebrated a 93rd Birthday in March) has advised that we have lit Beacons during his lifetime to commemorate a royal occasion starting with 1935 Silver Jubilee of George V; The Coronation of Elizabeth ll in 1953; Her Silver jubilee in 1977 and more recently for her Diamond Jubilee. Beacons were also lit as part of celebrations in 1945 for Victory in Europe and later that year for Victory in Japan that was included in the film, centred around Chiddingfold “The Years Between”
So it would be fitting that we continue to provide a tribute to mark this milestone within our village community. We are awaiting the final confirmation for timings for lighting our Beacon, but it can be expected at around dusk – please keep a look out on the village noticeboards; the Chiddingfold Bonfire website (http://chiddingfoldbonfire.
org.uk) and I will also post an update on Facebook Chiddingfold Community Page.
Teas, coffee and hot chocolate will be available on the evening – any profits made will be distributed locally.
I hope that you can come and join us.
Chairman Chiddingfold Bonfire