Community celebrates Queen’s Jubilee with beacon lighting in Shaw

THE community came together in Shaw Memorial Gardens to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and see the lighting of the beacon.

The gathering on Thursday, June 2 was organised by Shaw and Crompton Liberal Democrat councillors to mark the 70 years of service from the Queen.

At 2pm there was the reading of the proclamation by the Town Crier.

Then in the evening there was music and performances, as well as the lighting of the beacon, which was part of a chain of 3,000 around the UK and Commonwealth.

Cllr Diane Williamson, Liberal Democrat for Crompton, said: “I was absolutely thrilled at the amount of people that came along to watch the performances from Crompton House School choir and band as well as the phenomenal Elizabeth Phillips – they were fantastic.

“The weather held off so we could light the beacon at 9:45pm; the community was in fine voice and we celebrated our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

The event was supported by New Image, who provided lighting and music, Shaw and Crompton Town Crier, First Response, Liberty, Crompton House School, Elizabeth Phillips, the six Shaw and Crompton Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors and the District Co-ordinator.

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