21CC Group’s coronet torches to start platinum celebrations
Events sector business 21CC Group is to light the way in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, supplying gas-fuelled beacons to signal the start of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend of 2nd – 5th June.
Inspired by the Crown Jewels used at the 1953 coronation, the company, based outside Edinburgh, is making a majestic coronet beacon, which will pay tribute to the monarch at beacon events around the UK, the Commonwealth and the world.
As an official supplier of beacons to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, 21CC Group‘s Beacons will be among the thousands lit by communities, charities and other groups across the country and overseas territories in the first community event of June’s four-day Jubilee Weekend.
The beacons, which will be lit at 9.45 pm on June 2, will provide the public and community groups with an official way of joining in celebrations marking HM The Queen’s 70 years as our Monarch.
The Beacon, in the form of a platinum-coloured coronet, features crosses and fleur de lis, echoing those on the Imperial State Crown traditionally worn by the new monarch as they leave Westminster Abbey. It also incorporates scrolls, historically used by members of the Royal Family to convey messages, symbolising the beacons as an official communication instrument of a truly royal celebration.
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons, says: “I am delighted that the 21CC Group are one of our official suppliers of Gas fuelled Beacons for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, UK Overseas Territories and in the Capital Cities of the Commonwealth.”
“They look amazing when lit, and will provide those using them with a first-class product that will help those wishing to take part in this special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, to celebrate this unique moment in The Queen’s life and in her reign too.”
In 2012 beacons supplied by 21CC Group for the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations lit up iconic landmarks around the UK and abroad, including Edinburgh Castle, the tallest peaks of the four UK nations and the Aberdare National Park in Kenya. The company says the beacons project is a welcome stimulus for the business, whose industry has suffered hugely from pandemic-related restrictions.