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Jubilee crown shines bright at Cheddar quarry

Jubilee Crown

Hanson’s Batts Combe Quarry in Somerset marks Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a giant illuminated crown

A GIANT crown is shining brightly at the top of Hanson’s Batts Combe Quarry in Cheddar, Somerset, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The 5m-high crown is being illuminated at night and is visible for many miles around.

The quarry has become well known locally for its lights, which are created by production supervisor Shaun Hartland. They began with a star at Christmas time and have also included a giant poppy to acknowledge Remembrance Day and a red Valentine’s Day heart.

Unit manager Simon Parkes said: ‘We know that local people really enjoy our lights and look forward to seeing what we are going to do next. Creating a recognizable crown was a challenge but we hope that it will help the local community celebrate this important royal occasion.’

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