PICTURES: Beacons lit in High Peak to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

The Eccles Pike beacon. Photo by Nathalie Whyte
The Eccles Pike beacon. Photo by Nathalie Whyte

High Peak folk have joined communities across the UK in celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Crowds gathered at Solomon’s Temple in Buxton and Eccles Pike in Chapel-en-le-Frith on Thursday evening for the lighting of special beacons to mark the milestone.

Crowds at the top of Eccles Pike. Photo by Brian Bristol.

Crowds at the top of Eccles Pike. Photo by Brian Bristol.

High Peak Mayor Stewart Young was in charge of lighting the beacon at Solomon’s Temple, with Kinder Mountain Rescue Team overseeing the lighting of the Eccles Pike torch.

Brian Bristol, who attended the event at Eccles Pike, said: “Crowds gathered and sang happy birthday, as the beacon was lit to commemorate this significant occasion.”

Other events have been taking place across the borough in celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

Bell ringers at Taxal, in Whaley Bridge, rang the bells at St James in honour of Her Majesty. They completed their session with 90 strikes of all bells simultaneously.

The beacon is lit on Eccles Pike. Photo: Brian Bristol.

The beacon is lit on Eccles Pike. Photo: Brian Bristol.

The Eccles Pike beacon. Photo by Brian Bristol.

The Eccles Pike beacon. Photo by Brian Bristol.

Bell ringers at Taxal church celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo by Brian Bristol.

Bell ringers at Taxal church celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo by Brian Bristol.