Did you miss it? Relive Cromer’s spectacular tribute to the Queen

Lighting of the Queen's 90th Birthday Beacon in Cromer at Warren Woods which started with a torchlit

Lighting of the Queen's 90th Birthday Beacon in Cromer at Warren Woods which started with a torchlit procession from the Parish Church to the Old Lookout on the East cliff.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Crowds turned out in Cromer to celebrate the Monarch's 90th birthday.

Hundreds of well-wishers, young and old alike, took part in a torch-lit procession from the town's Parish Church to the Old Lookout on the east cliff on Thursday night before Cromer mayor Tim Adams lit a beacon as part of the nationwide festivities.

The parade was delayed by half an hour to allow the display to be set against the backdrop of a night sky and ensure the day ended with a bang.

Earlier in the day, town crier Jason Bell, who read a message of thanks from Prince Charles, led a public chorus of Happy Birthday.

Reflecting on the festivities, Cromer mayor Tim Adams said: 'I'm very pleased with the turnout, we couldn't have hoped for more. I'm really proud Cromer could be part of this along with so many other towns and villages around Norfolk, and around the UK and Commonwealth.

'It's really important to mark our Monarch's birthday for all she does and her connections to Norfolk. And people of all ages are here as well which is good to see.'

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