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Isle of Man to light beacons for the Queen's 90th celebrations

The beacons at St John’s and Snaefell summit will be part of a network of more than 1,000 being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and UK Overseas Territories. Credit: ITV.com

The Isle of Man is taking 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 tonight by Allen Corlett, Captain of the Parish of German, who will read a message of congratulations on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales.

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 the island's Head of State.

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.

The Isle of Man Civil Defence Unit is also planning to shine a light from the summit of Snaefell as part of a number of beacons being lit at the four highest peaks in the UK – Ben Nevis (Scotland), Mount Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England) and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland).