SD3036 : Lions of England granted Freedom of Entry to Blackpool

taken 1 year ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Lions of England granted Freedom of Entry to Blackpool
Lions of England granted Freedom of Entry to Blackpool
The Duke of Lancasterís Regiment, known locally as "The Lions of England", in front of the North Pier where they are being inspected by Blackpool Mayor Coun Ian Coleman accompanied by Brigadier Peter Rafferty, Colonel of the Regiment.
Lions of England granted Freedom of Entry to Blackpool
On Wednesday the 19th July 2017 The Duke of Lancasterís Regiment, known locally as "The Lions of England", were granted Freedom of Entry to Blackpool. The Freedom bestows on them the right, privilege and honour of marching through the streets of Blackpool on ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying. Following the formal proceedings, soldiers paraded in front of North Pier where they were inspected by Blackpool Mayor Coun Ian Coleman accompanied by Brigadier Peter Rafferty, Colonel of the Regiment. They then exercised their new freedom by marching through the town centre via St Johnís Square and Talbot Road back to the Town Hall. Read more at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Blackpool 
Person (from Tags)
Ian Coleman  Peter Rafferty 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3057 3632 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.1100N 3:3.3651W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3058 3638
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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