Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Huge Success
The Diamond Jubilee Beacon event at Gibbet Hill, Hindhead on 4 June attracted thousands of people who all wanted join this official marking of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Published Wednesday, 6 June 2012
The event kicked off at 8.30pm at the Devil's Punchbowl where people were treated to a medley of music from Haslemere Town Band and a BBQ. The National Trust Cafe was also open serving a variety of hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks.
There was also a selection of red, white and blue glow sticks for sale along with flags and other refreshments.
Everyone was in jubilant mood, waving flags, wearing the Union Jack or red, white and blue to show their support for Queen Elizabeth II. People of all ages, including hundreds of children, enjoyed the atmosphere.
People gathered together to follow a piper as he led the crowds up to Gibbet Hill. Trees along the walk were lit in red, white and blue creating a magical effect during the ascent to the beacon which was one of a national network of 4,000 beacons. Once at the summit of Gibbet Hill, the piper played as people waited patiently for the official lighting to take place.
Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Tony Gordon-Smith lit the beacon at exactly 10.15pm to coincide with the other beacons across the UK. This was followed by a firework display. Firework displays and beacons could be viewed from Gibbet Hill. The evening concluded with God Save The Queen.