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By George! Mid-Sussex Link

Back on the Mid-Sussex Link path again today.

Walk 17 on the Sussex Border Path.

On this occasion Tom was with me, as we tackled the shortest of the 4 “official stages”. 118 more words


A farewell to a King

It is said that 305,806 people had filed past King George’s coffin while he lay in Westminster Hall.  Now – the morning of Friday 15th February 1952 had, dawned.  468 more words

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The King’s last night – laying in State in Westminster Hall

The 13th February had moved into the 14th as people came to say farewell to their King. At 2.00 A.M. the last had left.

The Daily Mail of Friday 15th February reported that, on the evening of the 14th the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret had stood for some 10 minutes in the shadow of a doorway opposite the coffin, almost unnoticed by the endless line of mourners filing past.  128 more words

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The King begins his final journey

The front page of the Daily Mail newspaper of Monday 11th February 1952 has as its headline:

Royal Family Will Attend Private Service at Sandringham First. 187 more words

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The details are falling into place

The Daily Mail of Friday 8th February 1952 reported that the now Queen Elizabeth II returned to Clarence House at 17.10 yesterday, Thursday 7th February, and immediately approved arrangements for the King’s funeral.  117 more words

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The Crown

A couple of nights ago Paula and I started watching the TV series “The Crown” on Netflix. We’re not doing it at break neck speed but we are moving along. 378 more words