Brent’s Beacon for Her Majesty the Queen

22 April 2016

An event took place in Brent last night (21 April 2016) to mark the Queen's 90th birthday with a beacon lighting ceremony.


It was one of more than a thousand beacons lit across the country yesterday evening, after the Queen herself lit the principal beacon at Windsor Castle.


The event hosted by the Mayor of Brent, which took place in the Paul Daisley Garden at Brent Civic Centre, began with an introduction from Mark Rimmer - Head of Registration and Nationality at Brent Council, and then the beacon itself was lit by the Brent Volunteer Cadets. The event finished with a rendition of the national anthem.


The Beacon Project, by agreement with The Royal Household, formed an important part of The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.


Mayor of Brent, Cllr Lesley Jones MBE, said afterwards:


"It was fantastic to see Brent take part in the beacon-lighting events across the country. It was a great occasion and I was very pleased to be a part of it.


"On behalf of Brent, I would like to wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday and many happy returns."