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Maundy Money from the Queen PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:10

altOn Maundy Thursday Uppingham resident Jill Cannings travelled to Windsor Castle to receive Maundy money from the Queen and she has written about her experience. She describes how, after taking her place in St George’s chapel, an array of people with amazing titles and costumes took theirs including the Yeomen of the Guard, the Military Knights of Windsor, the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Wandsmen, and many more with roles of historical significance.

At 11a.m the Queen entered with her own procession.  She is a diminutive figure. Smartly dressed in a royal blue coat and hat, she has been handing out Maundy money since 1953.  After a bible reading the Queen proceeded around to personally hand two pouches of Maundy money to 92 recipients which was followed by a hymn and second reading. Then she was up again to dispense to the remaining 92 recipients. 

After the service Jill attended a reception in some of the magnificent rooms of Windsor; St George’s Hall, the Waterloo Chamber, the Grand Reception Room and the Garter Throne Room. Upon her return Jill said, “We certainly do history, pomp and circumstance very well.  However, this was also a very humbling experience.”

The Maundy service derives its name from the Latin ‘mandatum’ meaning a commandment. The Royal Maundy can be traced back in England with certainty to the 13th century.  The first recorded Royal Distribution was in Yorkshire by King John in 1210. From the 15th century the number of recipients has equalled the years of the Sovereign’s life.  At one time, recipients were required to be the same sex as the Sovereign, but since the 18th century gender equality has been established, hence 92 men and 92 women received this year. The Distribution is in two parts.  A red purse contains a nominal allowance for clothing and provisions.  A white purse contains the Maundy coins; silver pennies, twopences, threepences and fourpences according to the age of the Sovereign.  The pouches are carried in six alms dishes dating from the reign of King Charles 11. All this is legal tender, but Jill says she will not be using it at the local shops!  She described her day as one to cherish!

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Uppingham in Bloom PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 April 2018 16:05
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Student Awards PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:06

altA ceremony at Uppingham Community College (UCC) has recognised the outstanding achievements of its students in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Seventy four students received bronze, silver and gold awards with the college also getting 100% of students who started the award to complete it. Quite a feat for a voluntary award and better than many other education institutions in the area.  

Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator at UCC is Debbie Thomas whose persistence and hard work in encouraging students is acknowledged by the local community.  

The 2018 Awards were presented by Matt Smith of Leicester Tigers.

 
Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:44

The market town of Uppingham in Rutland and its community partnership ‘Uppingham First’ are again hosting the start of the Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run. This year’s event is on Sunday April 22nd with pre booked registration for drivers required on the Stilton Cheese Run website at http://stiltoncheeserun.webs.com/run-details    

   

Originally the run retraced the route, which was mainly along the quiet country lanes, taken to deliver cheeses from Quenby Hall at Hungarton in Leicestershire (where it was produced) to the Bell Inn at Stilton in Cambridgeshire, from where it gets its name. The original route of 39 miles, 300 years ago, was by horse drawn carriage stopping off to make deliveries of cheeses at the various villages and towns along the route including Bulwick (where they changed horses at New Lodge Farm) before arriving at Stilton. This was one of the longest commercial carriage rides until the new fangled internal combustion engined vans and lorries took over as the main mode of commercial road transport. Visitors can view the participating heritage vehicles between 9am and 12noon in Uppingham town centre.  

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President's Evening PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:23
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