Diamond Jubilee beacon to be lit in grounds of Prussian Queen Saltfleetby

THE village of Saltfleetby will proudly have a ‘royal appointment’ for its jubilee beacon-lighting celebrations.

For its beacon has been officially registered - Number 289 - and recognised in a special publication, recording all those which have been lit around the country and ensuring Saltfleetby’s place in history.

The book will later be presented to the Queen.

The specially-made beacon will be lit in the grounds of the Prussian Queen on Monday June 4 at 10.26pm.

Among the family-day events organised by the village on Sunday will be a special Jubilee service at St Peter’s Church in the morning when the church will be decorated in red white and blue, along with village school competition entries to design a greetings card or a crown.

This will be followed by a traditional Tea Party at the village hall in the afternoon, with a bouncy castle and games for the children.

The day will be rounded off with Soloby’s got Talent at the Prussian Queen - Soloby is the traditional name for Saltfleetby.

All children in the village aged 11 years and under will also receive a Diamond Jubilee coin as a memento of the occasion.