The City of Lincoln Company of Civic Bell Ringers
Parish and Civic Church of St Mary-le-Wigford
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 in 44m (6–1–17)
1296 Forth Bridge Singles
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Paul Sharp
Rung prior to the midweek lunchtime Communion Service as a mark of respect with the bells half muffled to celebrate the life, work and achievements of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke accompanied the Queen on their first visit to this City on 27th June 1958 when they arrived by Royal Train into Lincoln Central Station which stands immediately next door to St Mary-le-Wigford Church, when they visited to officially open the newly constructed Pelham Bridge.
Old footage/film of the Royal Visit to the City in 1958 can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojL5XzVPzI
Traditionally the Civic Ringers have rung the Civic Bells for the Duke’s (Consorts) Birthday each year which is one of the Special Civic Ringing Days in the City.
The ringing took place using a combination of family members who live in the same household and social/support bubbles with social distancing observed and all the ringers wearing face coverings.
(Rung also for the Lincoln Diocesan Guild)
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