St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 20 March 2015 (22–2–24 in D)
1273 Grandsire Triples
1 Claire May
2 Hugh Maddams
3 Ann Clinton
4 Chris McCarthy (C)
5 Stephen Wood
6 June Mackay
7 Roger Collins
8 John Mumford
Rung half muffled to commemorate sinking of HMS Lapwing on 20th March 1945 with the loss of 158 officers and crew. The tragedy was felt not only by friends and families of the dead, but also by residents in Saffron Walden who had, as part of the Government’s War Week in 1941, raised more than £250,000 to sponsor the ship and have the town’s coat of arms placed on the quarter deck. It was torpedoed by a German U-boat as it escorted an Artic Convey to the Kola Inlet, in northern Russia.
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