Roman fort will be shining light for celebrations

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WALLSEND’S Segedunum Roman fort is set to shine as part of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

A total of 60 beacons will be lit along the Hadrian’s Wall world heritage site – including two at Segedunum – to represent each year of the Queen’s reign.

The beacons will be lit simultaneously at 10.12pm and will make up a network of more than 4,000 beacons lit by communities and others throughout the UK and overseas on Monday to celebrate the jubilee.

Museum manager Geoff Woodward said: “Our beacons will be two of many being lit across the country, so we are delighted to be part of this monumental occasion of 60 beacons being lit along Hadrian’s Wall.

“There will be so much happening across the two venues, so we hope the local communities will come along and enjoy the spectacular shows on display.”

Entry to Segedunum is free from 8pm.

The main celebration will take place from then on, with a circus and fire skills performance by North Tyneside Youth Circus, followed by fireworks.