Organisers of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration on 2 June have appealed to landowners and farmers to light up beacons on their property at 9.15pm to ensure an impressive chain of blazes stretches across the UK.  The lighting of the beacons will be accompanied by pipers performing a song especially composed for the event.  Three types of beacon can be lit: a free-standing gas beacon, a brazier or a bonfire. At 1pm on the day, town criers across the country will announce the lighting of the fires.