A JUBILEE celebration will be held in Charlton village park.

Charlton village is holding a beacon lighting event as part of its Platinum Jubilee celebrations; the event will also feature live music throughout.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 2 and will be located at Charlton Lakeside.

The celebration will start at 7pm, and end at 11pm.

At 9.40pm, the bugle call “Majesty” will be played by Test Valley Brass.

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This will be followed at 9.45pm with the lighting of the beacon by the Mayor of Test Valley and a rendition of the Song for the Commonwealth.

The beacon has been constructed by Hurstbourne Forge, a metal workshop in Andover.

It is four meters tall and features a metal basket that weighs 135 kilograms, as well as a plaque displaying the village crest. The post is made of solid oak.

The celebration will also feature live music performed by Test Valley Brass, local solo musician Midge, and Irish band Kilcannon.

Alongside the live music, the event will also feature a beer tent, as well as food provided by eateries including Lottie’s Kitchen, Ethels Pies, and Ella's Sweet Treats.

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The event is open to all and is children and family friendly.

Councillor Clive Ward said that he hopes the celebration will be “a nice little event”, calling it “a genuine celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”.

Tickets for the event start at £2, with children under 12 being admitted for free; any tickets bought on the night of the event will cost £3.

Tickets can be purchased from The Royal Oak at Charlton, the Charlton Convenience Store, St Thomas’ Church, and Charlton Lakeside Café.

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