Well, I have been missing for over a month which was not the plan and I'm still not sure how it happened except I have been too busy doing things to have time to process my photos and write about them.
June was a gala month in Salisbury as the cathedral houses one of the four original Magna Cartas and, it is said, the best preserved (though the reason for this seems to be that they mislaid it for a few hundred years).
There are too many events to share them all with you, (follow me on instagram or twitter to see the Baron's Trail) and still more to come, so I am focusing on the Magna Carta Pageant held on 15th June
We started off waiting for the procession in the Guildhall Square where the City Council and the Lawyers were out in force wearing full regalia
Click on the picture to scroll through the different barons
Then came the Barons, representing all the different communities in Wiltshire. They passed us by and then headed off to the cathedral - we headed home for a quick cuppa before going there ourselves to join in the fun and the fireworks. A healthy snack could be accessed too!
When we arrived at the cathedral the procession was entering through the doors at the west front which we have never seen open before. The giants disappeared inside one by one and we were left to wait until it was dark enough for the fireworks with entertainment from the local Military Wives Choir and a saxophonist and reader.
The next thing that happened was that an entirely new (I think) baron appeared from the cloisters
and proceeded to start the firework display ( I still don't understand the significance of the this)
The fireworks were a spectacular end to the evening which commemorated a very special event that took place 800 years ago on this day