Barnham enjoys weekend of events for Queen’s 90th birthday

Villagers in Barnham watch the beacon lit for the Queen's Birthday.

Villagers in Barnham watch the beacon lit for the Queen's Birthday. - Credit: Archant

The village of Barnham went all out to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, with a spectacular beacon lighting and a patriotic weekend of events.

The Duke of Grafton lights the beacon for the Queen's 90th birthday.

The Duke of Grafton lights the beacon for the Queen's 90th birthday. - Credit: Archant

The Duke of Grafton, owner of the nearby Euston Estate, was on hand to light the beacon, having read a message from Prince Charles.

A Commonwealth meal was then enjoyed on Saturday night, with dishes from nations including Trinidad, Zambia, India, Canada and Australia.

On Sunday, a tea party was held for everyone in the village.

A children’s entertainer kept children happy, and the party ended with a communal sing-song.