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Royal Pageantry Comes to Ringwood

February 2017

February ended on a royal note for the members of the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind. Yeoman of the Guard Shaun McCormack regaled the members with an amusing and interesting talk about his duties as a serving Yeoman of the Guard. His talk was illustrated with slides and photos and he also brought along his full ceremonial regalia for members to see, feel and touch.

Shaun was sworn into the Queens Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard in 2000 after serving in the Infantry for 24 years. He explained the history of the Guards, their duties and the uniform to his audience. He is very proud of his role as a Guard attending the Queen at Royal Weddings, Funerals, State Banquets and the Opening of Parliament. At present it is an all male group but next year two retiring lady soldiers will join their historic unit.

By contrast the February started with a walk down memory when Alan Roberts entertained members with his guitar and banjo singing and playing music from the 50's and 60's.

As usual the entertainment was followed by a delicious afternoon tea and raffle.

Come and join us! New members, volunteers and donations always welcome.