Beacon bonfire commemorates coronation

26 June 2022

On 26 June 1902, a 40ft high bonfire was built on Beacon Hill to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The cost was £80.

For the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary on 22 June 1911, the bonfire was guarded the night before by Woodhouse Scouts to ensure that it was not mischievously lit beforehand.

Article submitted by Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers.