PLATINUM Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the Bradford district tomorrow.

Bradford Council has today announced that multiple eco-friendly electric Beacons for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are being projected across different locations on Thursday evening.

The Beacons are among thousands lighting the skies in the UK and the Commonwealth forming part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

The Beacons in the Bradford district are among more than 2,022 being lit and projected by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

The official Beacon lighting in City Park will be part of the Bradford Great Jubilee Tea event between 6.30pm-9.45pm on Thursday.

The event aims to feature the biggest free cake stall in the north. It will also have free food donated - prepared and served by volunteers - music and entertainment.

Where will Jubilee Beacons be lit in the Bradford district?

The Beacons will light up the Bradford district skyline in the following areas: 

  • City Park
  • Bradford city centre
  • Keighley
  • Cliffe Castle
  • Ilkley
  • Barkerend
  • Heaton
  • Bradford Royal Infirmary
  • Allerton
  • Denholme
  • Wrose
  • Queensbury
  • Lidget Green
  • Wilsden
  • Thornton
  • Riddlesden
  • Bowling
  • Laisterdyke
  • Thornbury
  • Holmewood
  • Bradford Cathedral

In addition, Beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening.

This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace.

This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said: “Building on a long tradition of lighting Beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of Beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth. They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglers and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way.

"It is wonderful to see the range of support for Beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth.

"The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love, said: “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration.

"It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”