As part of the Jubilee celebrations, This Is Hastings headed up to the East Hill last night to witness the ceremonial lighting of the beacon.
Crowds gathered as the mighty torch was lit, and in turn inspired beacons in the far distance to take up flame – creating a domino effect towards Eastbourne and beyond.
It was an awe-inspiring spectacle, only slightly diluted by the abundance of surrounding lights, without which the full effect of old would have been visible. (Unfortunately no timely power cuts arrived)
With a stunning full moon and clear skies adding to the experience, this was a real treat for all those that breathlessly stomped up the hill to enjoy it.