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Island to mark Queen's birthday

Beacon to be lit in St Johns

The Isle of Man is to take part in a special event to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.


A beacon will be lit on the Green at St John’s at 8.30pm next Thursday (21 April) by Captain of the Parish of German, Allen Corlett who will also read a message of congratulations on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales.


The beacon at St John’s will be part of a network of more than 1,000 being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and UK Overseas Territories.


As well as the beacon at St John’s, the Isle of Man Civil Defence Unit is also planning to shine a light from the summit of Snaefell. This will coincide with special beacons being lit at the top of the four highest peaks in the UK – Ben Nevis (Scotland), Mount Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England) and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland).


Members of the community are invited to attend and take part in the tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth who as Lord of Mann is our Head of State.

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