Bideford joined the nation in celebrating the Queens 90th birthday yesterday (Thursday) by lighting a beacon. The celebratory beacon was lit by mayor Cllr Phil Pester at The Pollyfield Centre in East-the-Water. As well as the lighting of the beacon there was a whole host of family celebrations throughout the evening. For more photos from the Bideford beacon, scroll through the gallery above. Beacon lightings took place across North Devon last night to mark Queen Elizabeths birthday, including at Torrington, Buckland Brewer, Woolacombe and Codden Hill. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include them in our coverage.