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7th Jul, 2022

Lighting up Warwick district in honour of The Queen

WARWICK district will be playing its part in the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons with a ceremony in Leamington’s Pump Room Gardens.

Warwick district’s beacon will be one of thousands to be lit across the UK to mark the start of the Jubilee celebrations.

The event, from 9pm on Thursday June 2, will feature bagpipes and a bugler ahead the official lighting at 9.45pm by Warwick District Council, chair Mini Mangat and Leamington mayor Nick Wilkins.

In line with a long-held tradition the Warwick Town Crier will make a public proclamation to announce the event at 2pm.

Coun Mangat said:“I am extremely proud that we are able to keep up with this long and unbroken tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of a beacon.

“By choosing a more accessible location in the majestic Pump Room Gardens, we very much hope that local people are able to join us for this wonderful historic occasion.”

Town councils in the district are hosting a number of special Platinum Jubilee events over the Bank Holiday, with food, drink, and entertainment, including Market Place, Warwick

on Thursday June 2 –from noon to 7pm, Warwick Road, Kenilworth on June 3 from 11am to 4pm, and Leamington’s Pump Room Gardens on Saturday June 4 from 11am to 6pm.

There will also be dozens of street parties and celebrations taking place across the district with a full list of road closures in place over the weekend available on the council’s website.

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