22nd APRIL 2012 QUEENS DIAMOND JUBALEE SERVICE AT THE ABBEY + St GEORGES DAY CELEBRATION BY SHROPSHIRE SCOUTS IN THE SQUARE


TWO ENGAGEMENTS TODAY THE FIRST WAS THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE CHURCH SERVICE IN THE ABBEY CHURCH, THE SECOND ENGAGEMENT WAS THE CELEBRATION OF St GEORGE BY SHROPSHIRE SCOUTS HELD IN THE SQUARE.

QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE SERVICE AT SHREWSBURY ABBEY.

This morning we attended a service at Shrewsbury Abbey to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The church was packed with people having to stand in any space that they could find. The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, The High Sheriff of Shropshire and many Mayors from all over the county and further afield attended this special service, it really was nice to see so many people attending and made the whole service that little bit more special.

Shrewsbury has always been a Royalist town and it has defended the Crown as well as supplied armies when called to arms, something I feel we can all be proud of. The Bishop of Shrewsbury gave a very simple but to the point sermon, he always has something of interest to say.

Royal Jubilees

  • The first British monarch to mark 50 years on the throne in a significant way was George III
  • The only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897

 

SHROPSHIRE SCOUTS CELEBRATION OF St GEORGES DAY

 

This afternoon we attended the celebration of St Georges Day parade by the Scouts of Shropshire in the Square. They started their parade at Shrewsbury Castle and marched with drums through the streets of the town into the Square where we along with the The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, The High Sheriff of Shropshire and officers of the Scouting Movement took the salute. The Square was packed with people, Cubs and Scouts,  then the rain began to fall and we all had to move at speed under the Old Market Hall where we conducted the rest of the ceremony.

In true scouting tradition rain would not dampen this event and I feel it made it feel more special and close, as we all ended up packed in a very tight space along with the Brass band, who somehow managed to still play some really fantastic music for us all to sing along with. A great afternoon. Please look at the few picture we were able to take of the celebration.

It was now when the rain started to pour down and we had to take cover, well the Scouts did as we were already under the Market Hall.

Soon it was the end of the celebration and as we made our way to the car the band played on until everyone had left. Sad about the rain but I think everyone at the same time enjoyed the afternoon.

 

Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site.   Thank you. http://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsburytowncouncil 

Please click on the following link to take you to the Shropshire Live Web-Site. Thank you.                     http://www.shropshirelive.com/

 

Please click on the following link to go to the Shropshire Star Web-Site. Thank you: http://www.shropshirestar.com/

 

 

 THANK YOU 

 

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