TF3564 : West Keal Road, Old Bolingbroke

taken 8 years ago, near to Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

West Keal Road, Old Bolingbroke
West Keal Road, Old Bolingbroke
Last look at the party before the Spitfire and Lancaster arrive.
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A street party was held by the residents in the royal village of Old Bolingbroke (Henry of Bolingbroke was born here, at Bolingbroke Castle, in 1366 and at the age of 34 was crowned Henry IV, King of England) in celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Coincidentally, it just happened to have been held in the Census year of 2011, so it was fitting to see and photograph so many of the villagers together in one place.

The weather was kind, with sunshine throughout, but the village hall had been reserved just in case the rain came. Funding was generously provided by those that could, and by the Parish Council itself, the Festival of Bolingbroke: Friends of Bolingbroke Castle and many of the suppliers for the day.

Highlights were two fly-bys each, both provided by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster and one of the Spitfires, which had over-flown Buckingham Palace, following the wedding. Another was music, which was provided by Mareham-le-Fen Victory Silver Band. There was also entertainment for the children; bobbing for donuts, egg painting and for adults and children alike, a tug-of-war, which was held in the grounds of The Laurels - thanks to David and Carol Frazer.

A record of the events was taken by both BBC Look North and Radio Lincolnshire and put out on the news.

Huge thanks go to Kathy Cartwright, Linda Creedy, Jo Franklin, Carol Frazer, Pam Powell, Adrian Ellis and Avril Wilson as well as many others who helped behind the scenes.

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Date Taken
Friday, 29 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Royal Wedding Celebrations 2011   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 352 648 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.7897N 0:1.2495E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 352 648
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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