Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bunting time

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Lancaster, will visit Blackburn tomorrow to perform the annual Royal duty of handing out Maundy Money at the service in Blackburn cathedral. Symbolic of Jesus washing the disciples feet, the Maundy service, is the only time her Majesty personally hands gifts to commoners.

I won't be able to join the throngs of onlookers but I did cycle down to see how the preparations are going. Darwen street has been resurfaced (it was planned, apparently) and now the street cleaners are busy sprucing up the surroundings.