Posted: June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Churchmouse Campanologist

Before the month of June comes to a close, let this blog be on record as stating that our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was unforgettable — despite the weather!

(At left is our monarch at her coronation on June 2, 1953, courtesy of the Daily Mail).

Sunday, June 3, 2012, was the day of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. One thousand vessels participated — some rowboats — sailing from Albert Bridge in Battersea eastward to Tower Bridge. It was a long way for those relying on good old-fashioned oar-pulling. Participants had to be ready mid-morning. The weather was chilly, not unlike Coronation Day itself, although it stayed dry until an hour before the end of the pageant, when the heavens opened sometime around 4 p.m.

Here in the mousehole, we watched the BBC’s coverage. SpouseMouse and I had hoped we would receive more information about the vessels

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