Gun salute marks 61st anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne

Gun salute marks Royal anniversary

The 21-gun salute held in Museum Gardens, York, to mark the 61st anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne

The 21-gun salute held in Museum Gardens, York, to mark the 61st anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne

The 21-gun salute held in Museum Gardens, York, to mark the 61st anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne

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Gardens in York resounded to the thunder of a 21-gun salute to mark the 61st anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.

Visitors to the gardens yesterday lunchtime gathered to watch the ceremony, which saw members of the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, from Topcliffe in North Yorkshire, fire 21 rounds from three 105mm light guns.

York is the only saluting station in the north of England, after being awarded the honour in 1971 to mark the city’s 1,900th anniversary. Royal gun salutes will be fired around the country on Accession Day.

The other 11 stations in the UK include London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.

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9:34am Thu 7 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!!
Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!! pedalling paul
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9:58am Thu 7 Feb 13

keepitshut says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!!
Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!![/p][/quote]Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time! keepitshut
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11:00am Thu 7 Feb 13

sheps lad says...

keepitshut wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!!
Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time!
Ignore him, he's fishing again!
[quote][p][bold]keepitshut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!![/p][/quote]Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time![/p][/quote]Ignore him, he's fishing again! sheps lad
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11:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

keepitshut says...

sheps lad wrote:
keepitshut wrote:
pedalling paul wrote: Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!!
Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time!
Ignore him, he's fishing again!
What i cannot fathom out....PP on lots of stories etc gives a very balanced view on things, he is obviously very up to date with things etc, then he goes and ruins any credibility he has by bringing cycling, cyclists or anything remotely connected to bikes into every story regardless of what the story is about.
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepitshut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!![/p][/quote]Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time![/p][/quote]Ignore him, he's fishing again![/p][/quote]What i cannot fathom out....PP on lots of stories etc gives a very balanced view on things, he is obviously very up to date with things etc, then he goes and ruins any credibility he has by bringing cycling, cyclists or anything remotely connected to bikes into every story regardless of what the story is about. keepitshut
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12:02pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

"city’s 1,900th anniversary"...thoug
ht the city was 800 yrs old...

http://yorkfestivals
.com/index.php?id=8

And I'm not even a journalist...excelle
nt research skills there by The Press or Army Press Bod...

Oh Dear.
"city’s 1,900th anniversary"...thoug ht the city was 800 yrs old... http://yorkfestivals .com/index.php?id=8 And I'm not even a journalist...excelle nt research skills there by The Press or Army Press Bod... Oh Dear. Capt. Dobie
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12:17pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Chrido81 says...

Capt. Dobie wrote:
"city’s 1,900th anniversary"...thoug ht the city was 800 yrs old... http://yorkfestivals .com/index.php?id=8 And I'm not even a journalist...excelle nt research skills there by The Press or Army Press Bod... Oh Dear.
Ever considered that there has been a settlement here for over 1900 years but it has only been officially a city by decree for just 800 of them? Doing your own research would have taught you that York was founded by the Romans in AD 71. Duuuuh!
[quote][p][bold]Capt. Dobie[/bold] wrote: "city’s 1,900th anniversary"...thoug ht the city was 800 yrs old... http://yorkfestivals .com/index.php?id=8 And I'm not even a journalist...excelle nt research skills there by The Press or Army Press Bod... Oh Dear.[/p][/quote]Ever considered that there has been a settlement here for over 1900 years but it has only been officially a city by decree for just 800 of them? Doing your own research would have taught you that York was founded by the Romans in AD 71. Duuuuh! Chrido81
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12:31pm Thu 7 Feb 13

sheps lad says...

City of York 1900 celebrations were in 1971!
City of York 1900 celebrations were in 1971! sheps lad
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1:52pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Chrido81 says...

Yup, which the article acknowledges. It would appear that The Press have been found not guilty of the charge of poor research.

Capt. Dobie on the other hand. Guilty as charged!
Yup, which the article acknowledges. It would appear that The Press have been found not guilty of the charge of poor research. Capt. Dobie on the other hand. Guilty as charged! Chrido81
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1:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

MouseHouse says...

Republic Now.
Republic Now. MouseHouse
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3:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

sheps lad wrote:
keepitshut wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!!
Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time!
Ignore him, he's fishing again!
Drat and double drat...I've been rumbled!!
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepitshut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Glad I wasn't pedalling past at the time...might have fallen off my bike!![/p][/quote]Pity the guns werent aimed at you at the time![/p][/quote]Ignore him, he's fishing again![/p][/quote]Drat and double drat...I've been rumbled!! pedalling paul
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4:30pm Thu 7 Feb 13

muckybutt says...

Nice of the press to publicise it after the event, do they know folks might actually want to go and watch the ceremonial proceedings ?
Nice of the press to publicise it after the event, do they know folks might actually want to go and watch the ceremonial proceedings ? muckybutt
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5:48pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Chrido81 says...

I could be wrong Muckybutt, but I think this happens every year.

In other news, I feel the need to publicise that on 25th December this year, there will be a celebration called Christmas.
I could be wrong Muckybutt, but I think this happens every year. In other news, I feel the need to publicise that on 25th December this year, there will be a celebration called Christmas. Chrido81
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7:17pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

How was their aim? Did they manage to hit the old dear. If so they can always dump her in a hole in Leicester next to another sponger.
How was their aim? Did they manage to hit the old dear. If so they can always dump her in a hole in Leicester next to another sponger. Paul Meoff
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9:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

…can someone order me a taxi…


...the shame..!
…can someone order me a taxi… ...the shame..! Capt. Dobie
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9:03pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

…can someone order me a taxi…


...the shame..!
…can someone order me a taxi… ...the shame..! Capt. Dobie
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