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Beacon lit at Hackney Empire for Queen’s birthday celebrations

PUBLISHED: 12:20 25 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:20 25 April 2016

The beacon at the top of the Hackney Empire

The beacon at the top of the Hackney Empire

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Hackney Empire was one of the 1,000 buildings across the country lit up by a beacon as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Lieutenant Colonel Morris, representative deputy lieutenant for Hackney, and the speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sade Etti, climbed up to the top of Hackney Empire to light the specially built beacon at sundownLieutenant Colonel Morris, representative deputy lieutenant for Hackney, and the speaker of Hackney, Cllr Sade Etti, climbed up to the top of Hackney Empire to light the specially built beacon at sundown

The venue was one of 17 in the capital to be included in the event, which was started by Her Royal Highness at Windsor Castle.

Lt Colonel Morris, representative deputy lieutenant for Hackney and the borough’s speaker Cllr Sade Etti climbed up to the top of the building at sundown. Well-wishers gathered below in Hackney Town Hall square to celebrate the Queen’s mile stone birthday.

The council has a step-by-step guide on how to host a street party for those looking to do so on June 12. Click here for more.


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