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Special beacon lighting ceremony held in Hatch End

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.

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Local councillors and the Mayor of Harrow at the beacon lighting ceremony. Credit: Cllr Matthew Goodwin-Freeman

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.”

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Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Janet Mote. Credit: Cllr Matthew Goodwin-Freeman

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.