Went for a walk to see what Worcester was all about today. Didn't get very far, though, because the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh was visiting the Faithfull City and officially opening The Hive, the county's new £60million library and history center .There were plenty of police, helicopters and soldiers about. We hadnt a hope in hell getting anywhere near the barriers so instead we had a walk down the river vowing to watch the visit on Midlands Today, tonight. Some of the Cotswold cruising club ladies went to try there luck armed with a huge flag and a Cotswold burgee. They returned full of tales of seeing her majesty and got some cracking photos. You never know we might see them on the news. I did manage earlier to get a picture of the Guildhall where she will sit down to lunch.
|One of the magnificent chandeliers in the Guildhall.|
|Bunting up and streets looking very clean|
|Looking up river|
|Looking down stream|
|Worcester was the last city to do battle during the civil war, hence the Pikestaff and Helmets.|
|You can just see her hat and part of the Duke.|
|Any vantage point was taken|
|The Royal pendent. The only thing I could get near enough to photograph at the Cathedral|
|1940's street party|
|Lovely gilding on the gates at the Guildhall.|
|The start of the clean up.|
I should just mention last nights hilarity. I don't think we stopped laughing from the time we got to the pub last night to the time we went home at 11pm. The main topic of conversation was the various ailments, the cures tried and hospital visits we all had had to endure as well as the usual boaty tales. Maureen and Terry then invited us back to Motex for coffee and cake. A great night was had by all, great company and with a good guest beer it made for a memorable evening.
|Maureen and Terry|