Lincoln Diocesan Guild
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 (11–1–25 in F♯)
6 Kev Pridgen
Tolling on Armistice Day at request of churchwarden. 5 minutes tolling until 1100hrs. The two minute silence being broken at 1102hrs by 102 blows tolling.
To remember all those lost in conflict, and also the 100th anniversary of The Cenotaph and the internment of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey.
FROM THE BBC ARCHIVE
"On the morning of 11 November 1920 - two years to the day after the war had ended, the body of the unknown warrior was drawn in a procession through London to the Cenotaph. This new war memorial on Whitehall was then unveiled by George V.
At 1100 there was a two-minute silence, and the body was then taken to nearby Westminster Abbey where it was buried, passing through a guard of honour of 100 holders of the Victoria Cross."
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