Lincolnshire

Queen's Jubilee beacons lit in Lincolnshire

Lincoln Castle
Image caption About 1,600 people gathered to watch beacons lit at Lincoln Castle

More than 100 beacons have been lit across Lincolnshire to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Highlights included an event in Scrivelsby, near Horncastle, where the beacon was lit by Lt Col John Dymoke, the Queen's champion.

In Lincoln, about 1,600 people watched as beacons were lit at the castle to celebrate Her Majesty's 60-year reign.

Church bells rang along the River Welland as part of beacon events in the south of the county.

The "cascade of bells" involved 34 churches along a 65-mile route.

Diamond planting

It started in Sibbertoft in Northamptonshire and ended in Surfleet, Lincolnshire.

In Wellingore, children planted four oak trees in the shape of a diamond ahead of their beacon lighting and in Waddington the beacon was lit by members of the local scout troop.

Other beacon events were held in Osbournby, where there was a torch-lit procession, and at Threekingham, following a village picnic.

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