Welcome to my Beacons gallery.
Beacons were usually located on hill tops and were used in ancient Britain as a signal-fire to send warnings and messages from beacon to beacon across the country. A beacon chain was set up in 1588 to warn of the approaching Spanish Armada. In more recent times, beacons have been used to mark celebrations such as the hundredth birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and also to mark the start of the new millennium. A few examples of modern beacons are displayed in this gallery.
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