Queen’s Birthday Bonfire

Jem Marshall, Chairman of the Parish Council, lighting the barbecues

Jem Marshall, Chairman of the Parish Council, lighting the barbecues

View across to the moors over the ancient remains of St Syth's Chapel

View across to the moors over the ancient remains of St Syth’s Chapel

At dusk, a tractor is brought in to lift the bonfire and light it from underneath.

A tractor is brought in to lift the bonfire and light it from underneath.

Traditional tractor decorations were applied

Traditional tractor decorations were applied

Soon it catches and the flames start to spread

Soon it catches and the flames start to spread

please note that any similarity here to Pink Floyd's 1975 Album cover for 'Wish You Were Here' is entirely coincidental

please note that any similarity here to Pink Floyd’s 1975 Album cover for ‘Wish You Were Here’ is entirely coincidental

Night falls and the celebration speech from Prince Charles to Her Majesty on her 90th birthday is read out

Night falls and the celebration speech from Prince Charles to Her Majesty on her 90th birthday is read out

The fire reaches its zenith just as drops of rain begin to fall

The fire reaches its zenith just as drops of rain begin to fall