Geddington remembers – Queen Eleanor

Geddington has always been known for its many and varied activities within the community. This year has seen very few of them, of course, so here on, we decided to look back at past events and relive some of the finest moments in this village’s history.

What better event than the 700th Anniversary of Queen Eleanor’s resting in the Church of St Mary Magdalene, during her funeral cortage from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey?

6th December 1990 saw a very impressive re-enactment by a large number of village residents, in a very moving pageant.

On 6th December 2020, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of that day, by posting the video of that pageant.

It is introduced by the Reverend Richard Dorrington and those of us who were there, will know the truth of Richard’s final words in The Newsletter’s report at the time, when asked what stressed him most: “Having a horse and an archdeacon in the church at the same time!”

So, book your ‘seats’ and be prepared to marvel at the pageant of the century, here on,
on 6th December 2020.

2 comments on “Geddington remembers – Queen Eleanor

  • I walked the Elanor Cross route that year, dressed as a medieval pilgrim. I attended the event too. I still have the commorative mug.
    It wont let me post a photo.

    • Hello Michael, I hope you enjoyed the walk as much as the rest of the GVFB did. Can you send me the photo as a .jpg and I’ll put it in the Post. WordPress doesn’t allow individual postings of images, but I would be keen to do it for you. If you have an image of the mug, that would be good as we haven’t seen one of those. Pam.
      Send them to

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