Villagers mark Armed Forces Day in Grasby

Grasby villagers spent an enjoyable time marking Armed Forces Day at the weekend - and it couldn’t have got off to a better start.
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At 10.30am, the Red Arrows flew over, with trails of red, white and blue smoke.

It was resident Viv Wood who applied for the flypast from the Lincolnshire-based RAF display team.

She said: “I was gobsmacked when Red 8 rang me on Friday to say they were doing a flypast for us on the way back from Scarborough!

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“We were even listed on their published itinerary.”

The day also saw statues and tributes, table top sales outside people’s houses and a four-legged tribute - Gooney, Ted and Meg - to the animals who serve in the armed forces.

People were reminded to observe the two-metre social distancing rule, and hand sanitisers plus hand washing stations were in place for everyone to use.

Live music was provided by The O’Claires and the Grasby Minstrels.

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And in a fitting memorial to resident Coun Lewis Strange, who died recently, The O’Claires sang ‘Fields of Gold’,

Photographs are courtesy of a number of Grasby residents

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