Beacon at Hambledon Hill in north Dorset

One Dorset beauty spot’s beacon dwarfed others around the county when it was lit on Thursday evening.

The stunning blaze at Hambledon Hill, Child Okeford saw hundreds gather for the incredible sight at the Dorset landmark.

A video shot by Peter Hann from the ceremony shows a large crowd of people and the huge beacon lighting up the sky.

Across the country, thousands of beacons are being lit up across the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


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The monarch herself started the process by illuminating the Commonwealth of Nations Globe at Windsor Castle, which sent a river of light to Buckingham Palace, where the Duke of Cambridge watched as the Tree of Trees sculpture was bathed in light.

In Dorset, the community of Child Okeford enjoyed a barbecue and music from the Jubilee Bugler and Child Okeford & Shroton Jubilee Choir who sang the official song for the Commonwealth.

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