Jubilee proclamation in Caistor

Celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign began in Caistor this afternoon with the reading of the official Jubilee Proclamation.

Town Crier William Smith stood in the Market Place – fittingly under the Caistor Lion, which commemorates Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Mr Smith was helped by bell ringer Jude.

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A crowd gathered in the Market Place to hear the proclamation, which was read at the same time, 2pm, across the country and the Commonwealth.

Town Crier William Smith with bell-ringer Jude

A beacon will be lit tonight at 9.45am at The Rock.