Cambridgeshire's 38 Diamond Jubilee beacons

Peterborough's Jubilee Beacon 2012
Image caption The Diamond Jubilee beacon at Peterborough Cathedral

Churches, councils, private firms and even scout groups are among the groups lighting 38 beacons later to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Cambridgeshire.

The fires will be lit in Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge, as well as in towns and villages, from 22:00 BST.

In Cambridge the beacon at Castle Mound will be lit at 22:15 BST by county councillor John Powley.

Altogether 4,000 beacons are being lit across the Commonwealth.

Paul Saunders, the deputy mayor of Cambridge, said: "We should all be very proud this weekend of our monarch and give three rousing cheers for her Majesty the Queen to celebrate the role she has played throughout the decades."

Elsewhere celebrations are taking place in communities such as Chatteris, March, Thorney and Stapleford.

Full details can be found at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons website.

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