‘Beacon’ to be lit for jubilee

Dennis Kelsall Walk-Belmont to Rivington Moor'Rivington Pike

Dennis Kelsall Walk-Belmont to Rivington Moor'Rivington Pike

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A beacon will be lit at Rivington Pike to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

It will form part of a chain of beacons around the UK on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.

Chorley Council has registered the Rivington Pike beacon to be one of over 2,012 that will be lit to mark the 60th year of the Queen’s reign.

The beacon will be lit between 10pm and 10.30pm and residents are being encouraged to look out for it from their homes or close by.

Chorley Council Chief Executive Gary Hall said: “Because of the history of Rivington Pike as a beacon site, a few of our residents have been asking if Chorley Council will be lighting a beacon for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I am delighted to say that we are.

“The beacon that was once at Rivington Pike no longer exists so we will be bringing in our own beacon. It will be a fantastic spectacle and most of the Chorley borough will be able to see it from their own homes, gardens and streets.

“Occasions like this don’t come round very often and we wanted to make sure the Chorley borough was part of the national celebrations.

“We are aware that at least one other beacon is being lit in the Chorley borough and that is at Hilltop Lane quarry, which has been organised by Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council.

“It will be a great spectacle to see the beacons lit up across the country and we are pleased Rivington Pike will be a part.”