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The Beacon

The Society has instigated the lighting of the beacon on St Ann’s Hill on a number of occasions. On 3rd June 2002, to celebrate the 50th Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, it was lit by The Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr. Peggy Broadhead, accompanied by her husband, Jim Broadhead, and Malcolm Loveday, Chairman, The Chertsey Society, watched by King Henry VIII (Victor Spink).
In was lit again in 2005 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, although on that occasion the fuse leading up to the basket fizzled out and it was only due to the ingenuity of Society members who scrabbled in the woods to find a long branch and strap on a blazing brand with trouser belts to reach up high enough to set fire to the beacon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Lighting of the Beacon in 2005

   Cllr Peggy Broadhead

   (The Mayor of Runnymede)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   The Lit Beacon

   the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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