Pictures from the beacon-lighting on the Lawe Top.

Amazing pictures from Platinum Jubilee beacon-lighting display in South Shields

Families watched in awe as history was made on the Lawe Top in South Shields for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Friday, 3rd June 2022, 11:32 am

Thousands of beacons were lit across the UK and Commonwealth as part of events to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign.

And the event in South Shield s came at the end of Thursday, June 2 – the first day of a four-day bank holiday weekend to celebrate the milestone.

The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee; and playing a part in the occasion’s events is a chance to be part of history.

Mayor of South Tyneside, Cllr Pat Hay, lit the main beacon on the Lawe Top after the flame made its journey along a flotilla of boats on the River Tyne.

As celebrations continue for families across the borough and beyond, here is a selection of pictures from the event.

Thanks to Craig Leng, Tim Richardson and Tyler’s Mission 2018 for the photographs.

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