AROUND 1,000 people witnessed the lighting of the Jubilee beacon at March’s West End Park on 10.15pm on Monday.
Chris French, son of March Mayor Jan French, lit the beacon.
Mrs French said it took some thought about how to stoke and light the beacon safely so her husband Michael made a special torch.
All went well and Mrs French said it was a “fantastic” evening and nice to see so many people turn out.
The evening included a hog raost and music from March Brass 2000.