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Tallest beacon in East Anglia illuminated in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Tallest beacon in East Anglia illuminated in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Swaffham Ecotricity Turbine, which stands at over 100 metres tall, has been illuminated in Royal purple and flaming red, making it the tallest beacon in East Anglia lit up in honour of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The iconic turbine was lit up, and visible for miles around, with powerful coloured lighting by Breckland Council, as part of its tribute to Her Majesty, The Queen. Beacons across the district, county, and country.

Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Breckland Leader, commented: "We are delighted to have transform this iconic structure into the tallest beacon in East Anglia. Her Majesty and the Royal family have a long association with Norfolk and Breckland, therefore we are thrilled to play our part in this national celebration and to thank her for her wonderful 70 years' service and dedication to our country."

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The turbine stands at over 100 metres tall to the tip of its blades and helps power 1,000 homes. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster, the same architect who designed the new Wembley Stadium.

The beacon illumination is just part of a package of events and schemes, developed by Breckland Council, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The district council is launching a £10,000 educational bursary for local students, while £12,000 has been distributed to help local Breckland communities mark the Jubilee with special events, sports events and picnics.

The council has also planted over 700 trees in Attleborough and Watton as part of The Queen's Green Canopy project, and is currently running a high street jubilee discovery trail in its five market towns.

Drones have also been used to capture images and videos across Breckland, capturing iconic light show images featuring the Jubilee logo, which will help record this once in a lifetime celebration.

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Last modified on Thursday, 02 June 2022 20:55

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