Harrow Council held a special beacon lighting ceremony on Hatch End Playing Fields over the weekend to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
The event, which took place yesterday, Saturday 6 May, was a celebration of the new monarch’s coronation ceremony and was attended by local residents and officials.
This is not the first time that Harrow Council has organised such a ceremony. Last year, a similar event was held to mark the late Queen’s platinum jubilee. The beacon lighting ceremony is a time-honoured tradition in the UK, dating back to medieval times.
The lighting of beacons across the country is a symbolic gesture of unity and togetherness, bringing together communities of all faiths and backgrounds.
Harrow Council took to Twitter to share the news of the ceremony with its followers. In a post on the social media platform, the council said: “And the beacon is lit!🔥 The beacons are a symbol of our togetherness and the unity that our King bestows on us – bringing together communities of all faiths and backgrounds. God save the King! #Coronation2023.”
The tweet has since been shared by many social media users including local Harrow councillors, with many expressing their joy at the ceremony and their congratulations to the new monarch.