VIDEO: Crowds fill West End Park for March’s Jubilee beacon lighting

WEST End Park was buzzing with patriotism on Monday night as March sealed a weekend of celebration by lighting the Jubilee beacon.

The beacon was one of hundreds lit across the country to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - and the March public turned out in force for the occasion.

The crowd listened to speeches from Councillor Bernard Keane, town crier, and Councillor Jan French, Mayor of March, before March Brass 2000 performed.

The hog roast also proved popular at the event, which was organised by March Lions and March Town Council.

The beacon was lit at 10.15pm to the sound of loud cheers and a rousing National Anthem.

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But 24 hours afterwards, firefighters were forced to extinguish the flames which had spread to the beacon pole.

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