Fleetwood all lit up for Her Majesty’s 90th

Coun Tom Balmain (left), the Mayor of Wyre, lights the beacon at Fleetwood to celebrate The Queens's 90th birthday.
Coun Tom Balmain (left), the Mayor of Wyre, lights the beacon at Fleetwood to celebrate The Queens's 90th birthday.

Fleetwood played its part in celebrating The Queen’ 90th birthday in style last night (Thursday).

A beacon was lit on Fleetwood’s iconic Mount to mark the big occasion, helped by ideal weather.

The flaming beacon at Fleetwood.

The flaming beacon at Fleetwood.

It was one of more than 200 beacons lit all over the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories to mark the big occasion.

The Queen herself lit the principal beacon at Windsor Castle.

Lighting the beacon in Fleetwood at 7.30pm was Mayor of Wyre, Coun Tom Balmain, as a sizeable crowd looked on.

It was a big occasion for pupils from St Mary’s, St Wulstan’s and Flakefleet primary schools in the town.

St Wulstan’s choir offered impressive renditions of My Favourite Things, from popular musical The Sound of Music and Sing a Sing a Sixpence.

The St Mary’s youngsters performed other songs from The Sound of Music - Edelweiss and Doe-a-Deer - along with Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

And Flakefleet’s lively samba band performed a piece of music called Battucada.

St Mary’s headteacher, Ann Kowalska, said: “We are delighted to have taken part in The Queen’s 90th birthday.

“The children experienced a real sense of occasion and pride and they will have some wonderful memories.

“The weather was stunning and the Mount is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the North West. It was a perfect evening.”

Similar events will take place across the Fylde coast, including Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes.