Thousands watch as beacons lit for Jubilee

The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations
The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations
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Beacons burned brightly in front of thousands of people who had gathered at sites around South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire last night for the tribute to the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

The 10 local sites were among 4,000 where beacons were lit nationally on Monday evening as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations

The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations

Six were organised by community groups with Sheffield Council, at Chapeltown Park, Fox Lane in Frecheville, Mayfield Valley, Bradway Recreation Ground, Bolehills recreation ground in Crookes and Manor Lane.

Beacon lighting went without a hitch - although a blunder by the council, which mistakenly publicised Manor Fields as the location for the Manor ceremony, led to about 200 people going to the wrong location.

Sheffield’s seventh beacon was at the Three Merry Lads pub, Lodge Moor - which was a 20ft pile of wood rather than a traditional beacon on a pole.

Beacons were also lit at Renishaw Hall and Poolsbrook Country Park, in north Derbyshire, and Cannon Hall, Barnsley.

The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations

The beacon lit on Manor Fields as part of the jubilee celebrations

Frecheville Jubille celebrations hosted at Hollinsend Cricket Club and Jubilee Beacon lighting

Frecheville Jubille celebrations hosted at Hollinsend Cricket Club and Jubilee Beacon lighting