Frampton Parish Council had hoped to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day on Friday 8th May 2020 by lighting the beacon. Unfortunately we were unable to do this due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Millennium Beacon and the commemorative Millstone are sited on the Meridian line as it runs from Greenwich through our Parish of Frampton. They are situated, one each side of the road, on Frampton Roads between the postcodes of PE20-1AX and 1AY. The site is 1.2 miles East of St. Mary's Church, Frampton and 1.0 mile West from R.S.P.B. Frampton marsh.
The Beacon was erected in November 1999 in readiness for the arrival of the Millennium in 2000.
It has since been lit six times as part of an organised national chain of beacons
31st December 1999 at midnight start of the new millennium
31st December 2000 at midnight End of the millennium year
2nd June 2002 at 10pm Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee
21st October 2005 at 7.15pm 200th Anniversary Battle of Trafalgar
4th June 2012 at 10.15pm Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee in 2012
11th November 2018 Centenary of end of World War 1
Though the construction was undertaken by Frampton Parish Council with assistance from Boston Borough Council, most of the work was overseen and carried out by the then Chairman Cllr. Graham Reams. The Millstone denotes the fact that the Meridian line crosses the Parish at this point.