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Dozens of Sussex Diamond Jubilee beacons are lit

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Media captionThe Britannia bonfire sculpture in East Hoathly was one of the Diamond Jubilee Beacons

People across Sussex have continued to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with dozens of beacons lit across the county.

In East Hoathly a 30ft (9.1m) wooden sculpture of Britannia was set alight.

It is one of about 100 lit across the county, including in Seaford, Hastings and Pevensey.

They will be part of a world wide celebration, with the final one lit by the Queen at 22:30 BST.

'Such a privilege'

The East Hoathly Britannia was designed and constructed by sculptor Keith Pettit.

He said: "It's such a privilege to have the opportunity to exorcise some of these ideas out of my head.

"That more than makes up for the fact that it gets burnt."

Three weeks of work and three lorry loads of scrap wood went into making the female warrior, complete with trident, shield and helmet.

Lighting times and locations of the beacons in Sussex can be found on the official website of the event.

See all the latest Diamond Jubilee news and features at bbc.co.uk/diamondjubilee

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