Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon

Instead of a bonfire or flare, Angle Community Council registered a searchlight as its contribution to the thousands of beacons being lit to commemorate the Jubilee.  It may not have been the hottest, but with nearly half a billion candlepower it was certainly one of the most visible.

The ex-army searchlight, one of the exhibits which will be displayed at Chapel Bay Fort & Museum, was exposed vertically from the fort above Angle between 22:15 and 24:00 on Monday 4th June.  It could be clearly seen from the Cleddau Bridge, Pembroke Dock, a distance of some 8 miles, despite today’s light pollution.

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