Friday, 7 May 2010
You Can't Pull The Wool Over Their Eyes
I was at a bit of a loss at lunchtime, trying to find something worth taking a photo of. There just didn't seem anything or anyone about. Walking back to the office, I saw two policemen standing near the castle. Curious I thought, what's going on there I wonder? So I took a walk up, and I was amazed to see quite a lot of military personnel standing by the statue of Robin Hood. I asked this lady who was carrying this very expensive Hasselblad what was going on. She explained that they were going to unveil a memorial in the castle grounds to locally born winners of the VC. So I 'gatecrashed' the ceremony and took many photos.
Here is 'Private Derby', the mascot of the Mercian Regiment.