The Mayor, Councillors and Town Clerk of Montgomery Town Council are saddened to learn of the passing of our Queen. She has been an inspirational monarch and given so many years of loyal service to her country. Many in Montgomery will remember her visit to Montgomery in 1986 with pride and pleasure.
She will be greatly missed in so many countries as well as here in Wales.
God bless her and grant her peace.
There will be a proclamation from the Town Hall steps on Saturday 10th September at 11:00 followed by one at The Pound Memorial Garden. A Book of Condolence will be opened in the rear foyer of the Town Hall from Saturday. Anyone wishing to leave flowers should place these at the Arthur Street community garden (opposite Bunners).
Saturday 10th Sept
At 11am on Saturday 10th September, the Town Crier will read a statement from the Town Hall steps. The Book of Condolence will then be opened in the rear porch of the Town Hall.
Sunday 11th Sept
At 10am on Sunday Sunday 11th September, there will be a short assembly at the Pound Memorial Garden to include words from the Town Crier and representatives from the Church/Chapel. The standards will be lowered.
Archive Photos, Queen's visit to Powys and Montgomery, July 1986, courtsy Cyndy and Phil Humphreys, Jocelyn Williams, via the Old Bell Museum
The Mayor, Councillors and Town Clerk of Montgomery Town Council are saddened to learn of the passing of our Queen. She has been an inspirational monarch and given so many years of loyal service to her country. Many in Montgomery will remember her visit to Montgomery in 1986 with pride and pleasure. She will be greatly missed in so many countries as well as here in Wales.
God bless her and grant her peace.
At noon on 9th September, the bells at Montgomery Church were rung for an hour, along with other churches across the UK, to mark the passing of the Queen. As is the custom, the bells were fully muffled, which means that leather covers are fitted to the clappers to create a softer tone, except for the hand stroke side of the heaviest bell, the tenor, which is left open. Fully muffled ringing is very rare as it is only used at the death of a monarch or senior churchman. The ringers concluded with 96 strikes of the tenor to mark the years of the Queen's life. People in town were very pleased to have this tribute. Thanks to all the bell ringers, and David Thomas, who also swiftly organised the tolling bell last night on the announcement of the Queen's death.
Statement to the Town on Death of Queen Elizabeth ll Montgomery Town Crier, Sue Blower, 11am 10/9/2022
Her majesty Queen Elizabeth Second, our wonderful monarch for 70 years, has peacefully passed away. This causes a monumental change to our country, the Commonwealth and the world. Her 70 years as monarch has been inspirational, has felt safe, but most importantly, Elizabeth ll has been the monarch of the people. The Town Council of Montgomery and all our citizens remember her with love, affection and a sense of honour, having previously had the enormous pleasure with her visit to our town of Montgomery in 1986. We send our condolences to the Royal Family for their loss, and to our future King we wish him God’s blessings and guidance as our new Monarch, King Charles lll. Rest in peace Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
Over hills, over mountains, over valleys and over dales
God bless William, Prince of Wales, and
God Save the King
A Book of Condolence was opened following the Town Crier's statement to the town. The Book will be available in Montgomery Institute from 10am each day throughout the mourning period. An online Book of Condolence is available at https://www.royal.uk
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