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Beacon lighting event 2 June Portchester Castle

Beacon lighting event 2 June Portchester Castle

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26 May 2022

Fareham residents invited to beacon lighting event

Fareham residents are reminded that, in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a free event will be taking place at Portchester Castle on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Everyone is invited to the family-friendly community event where Fareham’s beacon will be lit - just one of over 1,500 beacons being lit across the UK that day.

To make the occasion even more of a celebration, from 5pm there will be live music, including performances from the Portsmouth Military Wives and The Lindy Club, food and drink stalls and a range of free children’s activities to enjoy, including circus skills, face painting, enchanted bubbles and crafts with Crafty Makery. Everyone Active are sponsoring the event, and they will be running family games and competitions, including egg and spoon races with prizes to be won.

Residents are also invited to bring along picnics and deckchairs to join in this tribute to The Queen on this momentous milestone. The lighting of the beacon will take place at 9.45pm.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Sue Walker, said:

“This is an occasion not to be missed and I encourage Fareham residents to join us at Portchester Castle to celebrate our Queen’s extraordinary reign. This is a free event, where every member of the family will find something to enjoy, so I hope to see you all there.”

Find out more about the event by visiting the website:


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