The City of Lincoln Company of Civic Bell Ringers
Parish and Civic Church of St Mary-le-Wigford
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 in 18m (5–2–26)
540 Court Singles
(Rung on the front three bells)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock
Lest We Forget
Rung on the front three bells half muffled immediately after the national 2 minutes silence and the Civic & City Act of Remembrance, whilst wreaths were being laid at the City War Memorial which stands on the High Street just up from St Mary-le-Wigford. This was a very small slimed down affair compared to usual. The Act of Remembrance and Wreath laying was attended by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Lincolnshire, the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lincoln, the City Sheriff, the President of the City of Lincoln Branch of the Royal British Legion along with one representative from each of the three armed forces – Army, Navy & RAF.
This ringing took place by a single household, after close consultation with the Vicar and the Royal British Legion who both wanted the bells to be rung and gave permission for the ringing to take place. We were pleased to be able to fulfil our duty to ring the Civic Bells on this important annual occasion!
In memory of all those who have lost their lives fighting for our Country in conflicts past and present, especially during the two World Wars, but especially the 971 Lincoln residents who lost their lives in the Great War and the 314 Lincoln residents who lost their lives in the Second World War, all of whom are commemorated on the City War Memorial.
Also marking the centenary this day of the unveiling of the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London and the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey - Armistice Day 1920, these both being the national memorials to the fallen.
The bells can be heard on this recording https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2020/11/lincoln-falls-silent-to-remember-war-heroes/ https://www.facebook.com/thelincolnite/videos/989087374937211 Old Kate tolling 11 at 1.43 and the Civic Bells ringing at 7.01
Due to lockdown we rang the traditional half muffled Armistice Quarter Peal on Wednesday (4th November) https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1399743
We Will Remember Them!
Their Name Liveth For Evermore
When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.
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