A right Royal knees up: Ely says 'happy birthday' to the Queen by lighting the city's beacon

PUBLISHED: 10:30 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:30 22 April 2016

Ely residents and the Mayor of Ely, Lis Every, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Mike Rouse

Ely residents and the Mayor of Ely, Lis Every, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Mike Rouse

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Residents of Ely flocked to the city's Market Place to witness the special lighting of a beacon to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

Ely residents and the Mayor of Ely, Lis Every, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Mike RouseEly residents and the Mayor of Ely, Lis Every, celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Mike Rouse

The City of Ely Military band performed to commemorate Her Majesty’s birthday on Thursday April 21, before the Ely town crier and Mayor of Ely, Lis Every, lit the beacon and Union Jack flags were handed out.

The beacon lighting was one of a number of events organised by the City of Ely council to celebrate our longest reigning monarch’s big day.

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