Rehearsals held for ‘Great Pilgrimage’

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Standard bearers from Royal British Legion branches across Lincolnshire were in Horncastle recently ahead of a major event.

Richard Baldock, who is Horncastle’s standard bearer, joined in rehearsals at the town’s Stanhope Hall for the ‘Great Pilgrimage 90’.

The RBL event, from August 5-9, marked the anniversary of the original pilgrimage in 1928 when over 11,000 war veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium - on the 10th anniversary after the end of WW1.