Bells peal out for Armed Forces Day
Saturday 25th June 2011 marked the third annual Armed Forces Day, a day of national celebration and recognition of our armed forces, to show our support and thanks to all those involved in the armed forces past, present and future.
To celebrate Armed Forces Day a number of events where organised in the High Street of Lincoln with many of the armed forces organisations represented with stands and displays. The main event of the day was the Armed Forces Day Parade up the High Street by personnel from RAF Waddington which came to a halt at the City War Memorial where the Right Worshipful Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell gave a speech, inspected the troops and conducted a Medal Award Ceremony. This was also attended by Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney and members of Lincolnís Civic Party.
The ringers at the Parish and Civic Church of St Mary le Wigford, which stands on the High Street in the City centre just down from the City War Memorial, were requested to ring the bells by the City Civic Office whilst the parade was on, and we were delighted to be able to oblige and show our support. The sound of the bells could be heard pealing out over the Parade and High Street adding to this special occasion.
CITY of LINCOLN,
Parish & Civic Church of St. Mary le Wigford
Saturday 25 June 2011 (in 47 mins)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus (being: 53 extents)
1 Yvonne A. Woodcock
2 Jean Williams
3 Robert Harvey
4 Christopher C.P. Woodcock (C)
Rung to celebrate Armed Forces Day, to show our support and thanks to all those involved in the armed forces past, present & future.
Rung at the request of the Civic Office whilst the Armed Forces Day Parade through the City centre took place with personnel from RAF Waddington taking part. The parade came to a halt at the City War Memorial on the High Street where a Medal Award Ceremony was conducted by the Right Worshipful Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Kathleen Brothwell attended by Lincoln MP, Karl McCartney and members of Lincolnís Civic Party.
First quarter on an inside bell: 3.