Hundreds attended the lighting of a jubilee beacon to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The ceremony took place at the top of Hillyfields in Loughton on Thursday June 2 as more than 1,500 beacons were lit across the country.

The same location has been used for the Diamond Jubilee and the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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Deputy Lord Lieutenant Amrik Sandhu and Loughton town mayor Cllr Barbara Cohen led the beacon lighting.

Attendees paid tribute to the Queen and enjoyed the occasion as large crowds sang the national anthem as well as popular songs such as Sweet Caroline.

The crowds brought picnics to enjoy the music before the ceremony at 9.45pm before singing Auld Lang Syne at 10pm to close the event.