Hastings joined towns and villages across the UK in lighting a beacon to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday yesterday (Thursday, April 21).
Speeches were made by the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Bruce Dowling, and the High Sheriff of East Sussex Michael Foster DL before the East Hill beacon was lit by volunteers from Hastings Borough Bonfire society and Hastings-based Renegade Pyrotechnics.
Beacons were also lit at various locations across Rother, including Bexhill, Battle, Rye, Fairlight and Winchelsea.
Meanwhile Hastings’ town crier, Jon Bartholomew, thought Her Majesty’s birthday was something to shout about and he made a celebratory cry on Winkle Island, in the presence of mayor Bruce Dowling and deputy mayor Judy Rogers.
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