Tresco’s Jubilee Beacon
There may have been a little bit of rain in the air but Tresco’s Jubilee Beacon was anything but a damp squib.
Despite the poor weather, a crowd of over a hundred islanders and visitors gathered up at Dial Rocks to watch as Robert Dorrien Smith lit the 20 foot beacon. Amid cheers, hurrahs and rousing calls of “God save the Queen!”, flames quickly took hold, lighting up the hillside and providing some welcome warmth. Plenty of champagne was on offer to all present, courtesy of the Dorrien Smiths. Credit must also go to the Woodlands team who had carefully constructed the magnificent beacon, making sure that it burnt beautifully in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.