Burning beacon and history book for Jubilee

CELEBRATIONS for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Aldercar and Langley Mill will be marked by the lighting of a fiery beacon and a book of local history.

On Monday June 4, Councillor Mick Fowkes will ignite a beacon atop the tower of St Andrew’s Church in the village at 10.15pm .

The beacon, which will be one of over 4,000 stretching right across the United Kingdom, will be visible over a wide area.

The parish council has also arranged for each primary school child at three schools in the Parish to receive their own Jubilee mug as a lasting reminder of the celebrations.

A book entitled The Diamond Jubilee Walk will also be published. The book takes readers on a guided tour of the many locations, industrial and otherwise, in Aldercar and Langley Mill that helped to mould the village over the past centuries.

The parish council-sponsored book costs just £2 and is available from the council office at Cromford House, Amber Drive, Langley Mill.

The book itself will be launched on the Wednesday, June 6, when the authors will lead a short walk, based on the book, around the village and starting from the Queen Street recreation ground in Langley Mill for 10am.

For further information call 01773 717119.