Aldridge-Brownhills Coat of Arms

Book your place at Diamond Jubilee Barr Beacon

Aldridge-Brownhills Coat of Arms
The old Aldridge-Brownhills Coat of Arms includes the Barr Beacon aflame.

Up to 200 residents will be able to join celebrations at a borough landmark next month when a beacon is lit in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Barr Beacon will be lit on Monday 4 June 2012 as part of a celebration programme of events spanning the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

The Queen will light the National Beacon in London at around 10.30pm on Monday 4 June as the last beacon in the UK chain.

Beacons will be lit all over the country and abroad to commemorate the Queen becoming only the second Monarch in British history to achieve 60 years on the throne.

Advance tickets will need to be booked for the Barr Beacon event, which is expected to be extremely popular, and people will be able to do so from 10am on Tuesday 29 May 2012.

Chairman of Barr Beacon Trust, Councillor Adrian Andrew, said: “We are so proud that Barr Beacon is to be one of the sites taking part in the official celebration of such a momentous occasion.

“While we would love to be able to welcome everyone to this much-loved landmark we have to put people’s safety first and that is why we have limited places to 200.

“We are announcing the arrangements for ticket bookings through all communication channels so that we try and reach as many people as possible, including those who do not have internet access.

“We are also asking community organisations throughout the borough to spread the word among all those they come into contact with.

“We have been informed that our beacon will be lit at 10.15pm and as Barr Beacon is Walsall’s highest point the spectacle can be enjoyed all over the borough and beyond.”

Tickets will be available from 10am on Tuesday 29 May and people can either telephone 01922 459813 to book or go to and choose the ‘diamond jubilee’ event.