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Beacon Will Be Lit To Celebrate Jubilee

Queen in Weymouth

11:20am 4th June 2012

The highest point in South Dorset is set to join the biggest chain of beacon lighting in history to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Weymouth and Portland Lions club are building a beacon at the top of The Ridgeway which will form part of the 4,000 fires being lit in a chain across the UK.

The beacon will be lit at 10 o'clock tonight following yesterday's Jubilee charity walk where walkers were encouraged to bring sticks to add to the fire.

Richard Burges from Weymouth and Portland's Lion club told Wessex FM how excited they are to be a part of the chain.

"We think its quite an exciting place to be - the highest point in South Dorset - to form the vital link in the chain and we Lions think are quite a vital link in chains."

Waiting until fire at the North Fort is seen, the beacon will be lit to signal to Dorchester to pass on the chain to the rest of the UK, until it reaches Hyde Park in London where the Queen herself will light the national flame.

"Anybody is welcome to come along and watch, and hopefully the night will be clear and we can actually see the beacon from the North, and possibly from Portland, and form that vital link in the chain," said Richard.

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