The people of Benington had the Honour of their Beacon being Registered and Requested to be Lit on Thursday 21st April at 2030hrs this was part of the magic 900 beacon lightings through out the UK, and Commonwealth, This Request was to mark Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration.
The evening started at 2000hrs with a BBQ of Burger and roll, beer or wine, and refreshments for the children, this paved the way for a real community spirit and excitement. this was then followed by Beningtons own Master of Ceremonies Mr Norman Plumb . He gave a speech about the Monarch, and their connection to Benington.
The Master of Ceremonies then introduced Cllr Richard Bott who read a personal message from His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales. At 2025hrs Watton at Stone Cub/Scouts were invited to lead the singing of the 1st and 3rd verses of our National Anthem, and followed with the singing of Happy Birthday.
The Master of Ceremonies then lead a rousing chorus of Three Cheers to Her Majesty the Queen. (not forgetting the one for luck).
Mr Harry Bott. MBE. lead the Celebrations by adhering to the Request in lighting the Benington
Beacon no 798, a truly spectacular sight, marking Her Majesty the Queens 90th Birthday.
Benington Wishes Her Majesty The Queen A Happy Birthday.
Acknowledgements and credits to;
Mr Richard Baker. Mr John Birnie. Mr Andrew Bott. Mr David Cotton. Mr Saen Clennell. Mrs Natalie Clennell. Mr Steven Cotton. Mr Ray Holman. Mr Tony Baker. Cllr Kenneth Crofton. JP. Mr Mike Bourne. Mr Peter Kingsnorth . East Herts District Council.
Benington Recreation Ground Charity Trust. 302334.