Following readings of the Proclamation of the new King in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast and the Order of the Accession Council requiring High Sheriffs to cause the Proclamation to be read in areas of their jurisdiction, the message was relayed in Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough by local authorities in the early afternoon of Sunday 11th September.
As protocol dictates after the national and regional readings, the Proclamation can then be read at town level and arrangements were made for this to take place at Kirton in Lindsey at 5.00pm on Sunday 11th September.
Bruce McKenzie, who reprised his role as Town Crier at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, delivered the Proclamation at the Town Hall to a small crowd gathered before him in the Market Place. The Mayor of Kirton in Lindsey, Councillor Joy Kofoed, her Consort Mr Andrew Kofoed and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hazel Fox stood beside him.
The town was invited to attend this old tradition traced back across many centuries. In this modern age, a local Proclamation is no longer the means by which the people will learn for the first time that they have a new monarch but a chance for residents to come together to mourn the death of our longest serving monarch and mark the start of the reign of His Majesty King Charles III.
Following on from the reading, Mr McKenzie called for three cheers for the King and led the singing of the National Anthem. Brigg and Wolds policing team attended to support the event which was greatly appreciated by Kirton in Lindsey Town Council.