Saturday, January 01, 2011


The year 1911 - 100 years ago - saw Brigg folk taking to the streets to celebrate the Coronation of King George V, on June 22. Down in London - at Westminster Abbey - Sir Edward Elgar's Coronation March was performed for the first time. He also wrote the short offertory O Hearken Thou.
We think there's a surviving picture, somewhere, showing Coronation crowds in Bridge Street, Brigg, but it's not in my collection.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

Is that the one were there are castellated towers on the bridge, Nige?
If so, I think it's in Doddie's 'Brigg' book.

Today's date 1.1.11

to come: 9.10.11, 11.11.11 (Remebrance Day) and 13.12.11....