Local MP Sheryll Murray was testing the beacon at Torpoint in Cornwall ahead of the official Jubilee lighting at exactly 10.15pm tonight.
Torpoint are also hoping to break the record for the longest length of recorded bunting. Their efforts currently measure in at more than three miles and it's taken more than three days to put it up.
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