Maritime centre to take part in jubilee celebrations

NEWBIGGIN’S Maritime Centre will be taking part in one of the biggest ever Beacon events as part of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations on Monday.

The centre is part of a nationwide event that will see over 4,000 beacon lit across the country, and The Jubilee Beacons organising committee has applied to the Guinness Book of World Records in the hope that the event qualifies as the longest chain of Beacons ever.

The Maritime Centre event will be a night filled with beacons, barbeques and bands and hopes to attract local residents to share in the sense of pride in being part of such a prestigious event. Starting at 6pm with a family barbeque, introducing live music at 8pm and continuing until the beacons are lit at 10pm, the event promises to be something to bring the whole community together.

Mark Labrow, community engagement coordinator said: “This is a landmark occasion and we wanted to be part of putting Newbiggin on the map and this beacon event means that we’re linked to other towns and cities nationwide.”

In addition the Jubilee fun continues onTuesday, June 5, when the centre hosts a family tea party from noon to 4pm with family games, carriages rides and art and craft activities. Entrance to both events is free.

Call (01670) 811951 or visit for more details.