COMMUNITIES large and small across North and East Yorkshire will be part of a network of more than 4,000 beacons that could make it into the Guinness Book of Records.

The organisers are hoping the Diamond Jubilee fire chain after dark on Monday June 4 will be the longest beacon chain ever.

It will include beacons at St Helen’s Square, York; Millennium Green, Poppleton; Askham Bryan College; Acaster Malbis; High Catton; Wilberfoss Playing Fields, Storking Lane, Wilberfoss; Garnet Lane, Tadcaster; All Saints Church Tower, Sherburn-in-Elmet; The Community Centre, Monk Fryston; Bank End, Kelfield; Flood Bank near the village centre, Wistow; Wainhomes, Barlby; Grange Farm, Bulmer; Duncombe Close, Malton; The Market Place, Pickering; Pickering Castle; Scarborough Castle; Carr House, Ampleforth; Harriet Air Farm, Rievaulx; Rosedale Abbey, the North York Moors; Church Farm, Scackleton; West Wold Farm, West Knapton near Malton; Canal Lane, East Cottingwith; Litemire Lane, Great Ouseburn; Whitby Abbey; and above the White Horse on Sutton Bank, the North York Moors.