Commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen’s Books of Condolence
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council’s designated area for residents to lay flowers, reflect and remember will be next to the Town Hall during the 10 day mourning period. We kindly ask that you remove all cellophane and wrapping from all flowers.
Flying the flags
During this period of mourning if your council has one or more flagpoles, please follow these instructions:Today (D day): Immediately, please fly the Union flag at half-mast and remove any other flags that may be flying from additional flagpoles. Tomorrow (D+1): Union flags continue to be flown at half-mast until 11am. At 11am precisely, Union flags to be raised to full-mast to coincide with the national reading of the Proclamation in London and continue to be flown at full-mast for the rest of the day. The next day (D+2): Union flags continue to be flown at full-mast until 1.30pm. Local Proclamations will be held up to this time (see section on Proclamations below). At 1.30pm Union flags should be lowered to half-mast. Following days: Union flags should be flown at half-mast until 8am on the day following the funeral. From 8am on this day the ‘usual’ flag may be flown at full-mast. If no flags are normally flown, the Union flag may simply be taken down at this time. Flying the Union flag at half-mast means the flag is flown two-thirds of the way up the flagpole. When a flag is flown at half-mast it should first be raised to the top of the mast, allowed to remain there for a second and then lowered to the half-mast position. When the flag is lowered from half-mast it should again be raised to the top of the mast for a second before being fully lowered.
To be Confirmed.
Message from the Mayor
It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth ll.
She ascended the throne just after the Second World War and was the longest reigning Monarch in British history, an incredible achievement. For many of us she is the only Head of Nation that we have known.
This is a time of national sadness and solemnity.
In her role as Monarch she was the calm centre of stability and reassurance, and carried out her duties with dignity and humour.
On her 21st birthday she pledged to the country to devote her life to our service and this has continued for more than 70 years, during which she has been a constant calming and wise influence both in this country and overseas.
In the difficult days ahead people will come together to celebrate her extraordinary lifetime of service. It is a day of great loss but Queen Elizabeth ll leaves a great legacy.
On behalf of the people of Royal Wootton Bassett the Mayor, Pat Farrow and Mayors Consort, Mike Farrow wish to convey to King Charles lll and the Royal Family our deepest sympathy.