VIDEO: Beacon lighting in Louth marks Queen’s 90th birthday

Dozens of people gathered in Louth yesterday evening (April 21) to observe the beacon-lighting ceremony in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

The crowd met at The Gatherums where they were welcomed by Mayor of Louth Councillor Sue Locking, who had earlier hosted a special party for local nonagenarians and visited nursing homes around the town.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, with local air cadets.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, with local air cadets.

The Zero Degrees Chorus and the crowd joined together to sing a few patriotic songs ahead of the beacon-lighting at 7.45pm, which was followed by a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and the National Anthem.

• Click above to watch video footage of the beacon-lighting event.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, flies the flag.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, flies the flag.

The vintage fire engine was on stand-by at the beacon lighting ceremony in Louth.

The vintage fire engine was on stand-by at the beacon lighting ceremony in Louth.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, sings 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen.

Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, sings 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen.