Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Life in General
Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: R.I.P. HM QE II
Page:  1  2  3  4 Post Reply Post New Topic
20/9/2022 at 2:20pm
 Location: East Herts
 Outfit: 1992 Elddis Wisp 450CT + X Trail
View Colin21's Profile View Profile   Reply to Colin21 Reply   Quote Colin21 Quote  
Joined: 05/11/2013

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   6121

Site Reviews Total: 17
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 2  
Site Reviews 2021: 2  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 2  
Site Reviews 2018: 3  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 8
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 18
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 21
Site Nights 2018: 18

I quite agree Hedgehugger, pomp and ceremony is the one thing that Britain does exceptionally well and this last weekend we really excelled.


-------------
Best Regards,
Colin


20/9/2022 at 2:39pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Joined: 28/6/2018

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   355

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Presumably they have been practicing the broad detail for many years - I know the BBC had a formalised plan for their coverage they refreshed every few months. I wonder when they'll do Charles's coronation? I believe the Queen was Queen for about a year before her coronation (is that right?).


21/9/2022 at 9:29am
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mick S.'s Profile View Profile   Reply to Mick S. Reply   Quote Mick S. Quote  
Joined: 18/8/2004

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3499

Site Reviews Total: 37
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 4  
Site Reviews 2020: 4  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 3
Site Nights 2022: 6
Site Nights 2021: 16
Site Nights 2020: 17
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Many will have 'practiced', then left the service, for others to follow on.

The Pall Bearers being an example. A fortnight ago they were deployed in Iraq. But chosen and flown back to prepare, at the drop of a hat.


via mobile 21/9/2022 at 12:01pm
 Location: Ayrshire
 Outfit: Auto-Sleeper MHs
View Fiona W's Profile View Profile   Reply to Fiona W Reply   Quote Fiona W Quote  
Joined: 10/4/2007

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   4858
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 223
Site Reviews 2024: 7  
Site Reviews 2023: 8  
Site Reviews 2022: 12 
Site Reviews 2021: 10 
Site Reviews 2020: 4  
Site Reviews 2019: 9  
Site Reviews 2018: 18 
Site Nights 2024: 15
Site Nights 2023: 25
Site Nights 2022: 32
Site Nights 2021: 25
Site Nights 2020: 20
Site Nights 2019: 28
Site Nights 2018: 30

The pipe tune at the end of the Westminster Abbey service is going round & round in my head. It’s called “sleep dearie sleep”, and I know it so well because it’s what the Lone Piper plays at the Edinburgh Castle battlements at the close of every performance of the Military Tattoo. Many Scottish regiments used it for “lights out”.
Similarly, when the procession left the Lying in State for the short distance to the Abbey & 200 pipers played Mist Covered Mountains, I’m not ashamed to say that I burst into tears. A beautiful tune that my dad used to play on the pipes.
Let’s remember that the Queen was involved in all the planning that’s gone on over the years. She knew her pipe music, she chose what was to be played.
I am of no faith, but I repeat what was said on Monday: “Go forth upon thy journey from this world, O Christian soul.”

-------------
2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


21/9/2022 at 1:50pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Joined: 28/6/2018

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   355

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Dad asked for Drink Up Thy Cider for his funeral, so we did that, but would have liked Combine Harvester

"… Cuz I got a brand new combine harvester
An' I'll give you the key
Come on now let's get together
In perfect harmony"


Advertisement



21/9/2022 at 2:08pm
 Location: Wirral
 Outfit:  Aztec Mardi Gras 3
View Hedgehugger's Profile View Profile   Reply to Hedgehugger Reply   Quote Hedgehugger Quote  
Joined: 19/1/2010

Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   792
Tent Reviews:   2

Site Reviews Total: 11
Site Reviews 2024: 1  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 1  
Site Reviews 2019: 1  
Site Reviews 2018: 1  
Site Nights 2024: 2
Site Nights 2023: 3
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 2
Site Nights 2019: 3
Site Nights 2018: 1

Funnily enough I listened to that combine harvester song the other day! Cringeworthy but funny.

As for the pipes, they get me every time...*sniff*

-------------
Always edited for sloppy typing - when I spot it!


21/9/2022 at 2:58pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View saxo1's Profile View Profile   Reply to saxo1 Reply   Quote saxo1 Quote  
Joined: 29/10/2005

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   4456

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I've told my kids I want "Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash at my cremation!
saxo1


21/9/2022 at 7:24pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mick S.'s Profile View Profile   Reply to Mick S. Reply   Quote Mick S. Quote  
Joined: 18/8/2004

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3499

Site Reviews Total: 37
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 4  
Site Reviews 2020: 4  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 3
Site Nights 2022: 6
Site Nights 2021: 16
Site Nights 2020: 17
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 21/9/2022

Similarly, when the procession left the Lying in State for the short distance to the Abbey & 200 pipers played Mist Covered Mountains, I’m not ashamed to say that I burst into tears. A beautiful tune that my dad used to play on the pipes.




That tune is embedded in my head now. I find myself 'listening' to it at random parts of the day. Never heard such a haunting tune before.


21/9/2022 at 11:06pm
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
 Outfit: MWB VW Crafter PVC
View dk168's Profile View Profile   Reply to dk168 Reply   Quote dk168 Quote  
Joined: 19/6/2009

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   9427
Tent Reviews:   6

Site Reviews Total: 52
Site Reviews 2024: 5  
Site Reviews 2023: 9  
Site Reviews 2022: 8  
Site Reviews 2021: 9  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 23
Site Nights 2023: 47
Site Nights 2022: 46
Site Nights 2021: 34
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I really liked the funeral march by Chopin, the piano version is even better, and I'd like that at my own funeral, along with "My Way"!

It felt strange singing God Save The King, however, I shall get used to it.

DK

-------------
* Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play! *
- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
- 2022 - 49
- 2021 - 34
* Ex-tenter & solo female camper *
* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *


22/9/2022 at 8:39am
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Joined: 28/6/2018

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   355

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

The music was done really well I thought, and there was enough celebration in the marches for those wishing to jolly it up a bit - you cat beat a good old fashioned march.

I wont be singing either version of the National Anthem but, apart from at the Rugby at the weekend, I cant remember the anthem being sung live for a long long time (as opposed to on the telly etc), which I think is why I vaguely remember it being sung at the cinema (or maybe remember seeing somewhere that it used to be sung at the cinema.....). Do they sing it at Church on occasion? - I assume so - the Queen/King is the head of the Church.

It will be really interesting to see how long it takes for money and all the other related royal branding to change over I think - only about 10% of all transactions are cash based now and its realistic to see then end of cash altogether in a few decades, so Charles coinage could be last last coinage of all, and quite possibly the royal mail will be out-businessed by other enterprises so that'll be it for stamps as well.

There have been some really daft things going on during this period - being told not to ride my bike during the funeral by British Cycling, the Centreparks fiasco, cancelled operations (some of which for life changing conditions)....someone local to us even complained a local charity shop was selling xmas decs.   Im sure Her Maj would have been bewildered by it all and she wouldnt have wanted these reactions - they taint some of the celebration from a life that should really be joyfully celebrated.


Advertisement



22/9/2022 at 10:07am
 Location: East Herts
 Outfit: 1992 Elddis Wisp 450CT + X Trail
View Colin21's Profile View Profile   Reply to Colin21 Reply   Quote Colin21 Quote  
Joined: 05/11/2013

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   6121

Site Reviews Total: 17
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 2  
Site Reviews 2021: 2  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 2  
Site Reviews 2018: 3  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 8
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 18
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 21
Site Nights 2018: 18

Are all the post-box doors going to be changed? They nearly all have E11R on them, although I believe there are still a few around from the previous monarch's era.

I am definitely old enough to remember the National Anthem being played at the close in cinemas, but it was really only those of the previous generation who actually stayed, and even stood to attention while it was being played. My generation usually made a mad dash for the doors and were halfway down the road by the time it finished. I haven't been much of a cinema-goer for decades so I have no idea when the practice stopped. I would guess that it was in the late 1970s, or possibly it coincided with the time when many cinemas became bingo halls.


-------------
Best Regards,
Colin


22/9/2022 at 10:17am
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Joined: 28/6/2018

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   355

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

We have a couple of GR round our way, and from memory theres a VR I know of, unless its been replaced now.

In Wells, Somerset, the cinema is in what was the Boys club (remember them?), which is next to the original cinema, which was turned into a nightclub. I think now its become derelict, but is a listed building. Some classic cars on this clip!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1YUlFg8W8

I believe my grandparents got their first telly for the coronation and all the street went round.


22/9/2022 at 10:56am
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View SGThomas's Profile View Profile   Reply to SGThomas Reply   Quote SGThomas Quote  
Joined: 16/10/2007

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   6667
Tent Reviews:   1

Site Reviews Total: 116
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 4  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 15 
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 40
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 98

There are quite a few of previous monarchs.We have VR and both GvR and GviR, along with the EIIR.

Near my daughters' house in Chorleywood there is a very rare EviiiR (only 171 were ever made)


22/9/2022 at 11:40am
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mitchamitri's Profile View Profile   Reply to Mitchamitri Reply   Quote Mitchamitri Quote  
Joined: 28/6/2018

Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   355

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 0  
Site Reviews 2022: 0  
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 0
Site Nights 2022: 0
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I'm guessing therell be a new Bond movie too - On His Majestys Secret Service.


22/9/2022 at 11:41am
 Location: East Herts
 Outfit: 1992 Elddis Wisp 450CT + X Trail
View Colin21's Profile View Profile   Reply to Colin21 Reply   Quote Colin21 Quote  
Joined: 05/11/2013

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   6121

Site Reviews Total: 17
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 2  
Site Reviews 2021: 2  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 2  
Site Reviews 2018: 3  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 8
Site Nights 2022: 12
Site Nights 2021: 18
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 21
Site Nights 2018: 18

Quote: Originally posted by Mitchamitri on 22/9/2022
We have a couple of GR round our way, and from memory theres a VR I know of, unless its been replaced now.

In Wells, Somerset, the cinema is in what was the Boys club (remember them?), which is next to the original cinema, which was turned into a nightclub. I think now its become derelict, but is a listed building. Some classic cars on this clip!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1YUlFg8W8

I believe my grandparents got their first telly for the coronation and all the street went round.



Now I really know I am getting old, as I still regard those "classic cars" as relatively modern.

It was my parents who got a TV around the time of the coronation, I was 4 years old.



-------------
Best Regards,
Colin


22/9/2022 at 4:13pm
 Location: 
 Outfit: 
View Mick S.'s Profile View Profile   Reply to Mick S. Reply   Quote Mick S. Quote  
Joined: 18/8/2004

Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   3499

Site Reviews Total: 37
Site Reviews 2024: 0  
Site Reviews 2023: 1  
Site Reviews 2022: 1  
Site Reviews 2021: 4  
Site Reviews 2020: 4  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2024: 0
Site Nights 2023: 3
Site Nights 2022: 6
Site Nights 2021: 16
Site Nights 2020: 17
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 22/9/2022

It was my parents who got a TV around the time of the coronation, I was 4 years old.




Your parents must have had a few quid Colin. A telly in '53 - pretty much a rare beast. I didnt see one till about '64.



In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

  Prev      Next

Jump To Page:  1  2  3  4

Quick Links - All Forums - Life in General - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...














4968 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Add a Missing Campsite

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2024


Advertisement



Advertisement



Advertisement