Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting – where to watch in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire and more


It’s tradition to mark the anniversary of a monarch’s reign with a ceremonial beacon lighting and on Thursday, June 2, more than 2,022 fires will be lit for the Queen ‘s Platinum Jubilee. At 9:45pm, beacons and bonfires will be illuminated across Britain and the commonwealth to celebrate Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.

The ceremonial lighting will be an opportunity for communities to come together to mark the occasion and councils, churches, sports clubs and more are gearing up to take part. Here, we’ve listed as many of them as we can find in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton and the Black Country, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire.

Some aren’t mentioned as they’re private events that haven’t been publicised. If you want to take part, we suggest checking with your local council to see what their plans are for the evening. The lists below were shared by The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee guide to taking part and you should double check what’s happening in your area, plus any entry rules, before you head out.

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Shropshire

  • Sibdon Carwood
  • Trefonen Hill Walk – Mynydd Myfyr
  • Burwarton Estate – Summit of Brown Clee Hill
  • Prees Parish Council – Prees Cricket and Recreation Club, Prees
  • Loggerheads Parish Council – Loggerheads, Market Drayton
  • Astley Abbotts Parish Council – Cross Lane Head, Bridgnorth
  • Acton Burnell, Frodesley, Pitchford, Ruckley and Langley Parish Council – Burnell Bank
  • Sansaw Estate and Clive Parish Council – Summit of Grinshill, Clive, Shrewsbury
  • Greete Parish Council – Field called Lathley, Weston Court Farm, Nash, Ludlow
  • Leaton Forest – Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury
  • Llanfair Waterdine Parish Council – Llanfair Hill, north of Llanfair Waterdine
  • Great Hagley Estate Ltd – Millennium Stone, Great Hagley, Hopton Castle, Craven Arms
  • Ludlow Town Council – Ludlow Castle Keep, Ludlow
  • Cropping’s Park, Lightmoor Village, Telford
  • Bomere Heath & District Parish Council – Field off Merrington Road, Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury
  • Clun Town Council with Chapel Lawn – Guilden Down, Clun
  • Titterstone Clee Summit, Nr Clee Village, Ludlow
  • Market Drayton Town Council – St Mary’s Church, Market Drayton
  • Newport Town Council – Tower of Nicholas Church, Newport

Staffordshire and Wolverhampton

Birmingham and Solihull

Worcestershire

  • Beacon Hill, Worcester
  • Stock & Bradley Parish Council
  • Hanley Broadheath – Top Horse Pasture, Court Farm, Hanley, Childe
  • Worcester City Council – Fort Royal Park, Worcester
  • Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust – The Sphere, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury
  • Kempsey Parish Council – Kempsey Common, Kempsey
  • Redditch Borough Council – Arrow Valley Park
  • Tenbury Blooms – S.E.N.S.E Tenbury Community Garden, Tenbury
  • Honeybourne Parish Council – Honeybourne Village Hall, Honeybourne, Evesham
  • Upper Arley Parish Council – Field opposite Shatterford Village Hall, Upper Arley
  • Redditch Borough Council – Sanders Park, Bromsgrove
  • Baldwyn’s Farm – Pebworth
  • Inkberrow Parish Council & Jubilee Committee – Inkberrow
  • Stourport-on-Severn Town Council – War Memorial Park, Stourport-on-Severn
  • Little Witley Village Hall Management Committee – Chapel Farm, Little Witley
  • Severn End Hanley Castle
  • Droitwich Spa Town Council
  • Dedderhill Parish Council
  • Martley Parish Council, Martley
  • Cuddington Residents Association – Wandgas Sports and Social Club, Worcester Park, Worcester
  • Heightington Village Hall Management Committee – Heightington Village Hall, Heightington, Bewdley

Warwickshire

  • Burton Green Residents’ Association, junction of Cromwell Lane and Red Lane, Burton Green
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Committee and Atherstone Town Council – Atherstone
  • Alcester Town Council and Alcester Royal British Legion – Alcester Centenary Field, Alcester
  • Warwickshire County Council – Oversley Castle, Alcester
  • Home Field, Park Farm, Claverdon
  • Stratford upon-Avon Town Council
  • Exhall and Wixford Cricket Club – on hills behind Exhall and Wixford Cricket Club, Exhall
  • Hartshill Parish Council – Oldbury Hills, Hartshill. Parochial Church Council, St Peters Church, Dorsington
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council – Monument Field, Wlcombe Hills, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Salford Priors Parish Council – Salford Priors Playing Field, Salford Priors
  • Fillongley Parish Council – Colliers Oak Field, Fillongley
  • Coventry City Council – Coventry Cathedral Ruin, Coventry
  • Stockton Football & Cricket Club, Stocton Parish Council, Saint Michael and All Angels Church
  • Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council – “Queen’s Jubilee Garden,” Bidford-on-Avon
  • Shipston on Stour Parish Council – Wadden Farm, Shipston on Stour
  • Southam Council – Recreation Park, Southam
  • Warwickshire County Council, Villages of Northend and Avon Dassett and Burton Dassett Village Hall Committee – Beacon Hill, Burton Dassett Country Park, Burton Dassett
  • Fillongley Parish Council – Hardingwood Lane, Fillongley
  • Dunchurch Parish Council & The Friends of the Dunchurch Society – The Heath, Dunchurch

Do you have an event planned for the Platinum Jubilee? Let us know in the comments below or fill out a short form here.

For more on Jubilee fun in the West Midlands, click here.

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