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Platinum Jubilee Beacon in Borth

Lifeboats News Release

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the RNLI will be lighting beacons simultaneously at seven different RNLI locations: Aith, Borth, Port Erin, Dover, Portrush, Staithes & Runswick, and St. Mary's lifeboat stations.

Borth RNLI lifeboat station

RNLI/Dave Reynolds

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 70th year as monarch, over 2,022 beacons will be lit across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries for the Platinum Jubilee. The RNLI will mark the event by lighting beacons at seven different lifeboat stations. Borth was chosen to represent Wales lifeboat stations.

The Beacon will be lit at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday 2nd June. This time has been set to coincide with all the other Beacons around the world. Volunteers from Borth RNLI lifeboat station will be on hand to light the Beacon and have invited the community of Borth to come and celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with them.

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