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Over 4000 beacons lit across the country

Beacon Photo: 2012 Diamond Jubilee Beacons

Beacons will be lit between 10:00 and 10:30 tonight in communities across the Calendar region.

Britain has a history of beacon lighting as a way of celebrating Royal occasions. A beacon chain was traditionally a tool for communication - as one beacon was spotted in the distance, the next would be lit, and so on.

The beacon chain is now a symbol of unity and community.

In 1897 beacons were lit nationally to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and in 1977 and 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Silver and Golden Jubilees.

The aim for the Diamond Jubilee was to light more than 2012 beacons across the UK, but the current tally sits at around 4000.

Find out where your nearest beacon is located.

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