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June 5 2012.

Newhaven Community Garden above Tideway School was transformed into a Jubilee Garden on Monday when Joan and Peter Rhodes,who donated the garden to the community, laid on baked potatoes,sausages and other food donated by the guests who were invited to see the lighting of Newhaven's Beacon.

It was on the official Royal List and had to be lit at 4 minutes to 10pm so all the beacons were blazing by 10'0'clock. Joan organised the Beacon and registered it and it was constructed by Mike Betts,Caretaker at the Hillcrest Centre.

Joan lit the Beacon whilst her husband lit the bonfire, after it was lit everyone toasted Her Majesty the Queen.

Amanda Wilkins