Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Royal Maundy from Lichfield Cathedral (31 March, 1988)

The Royal Maundy service happens annually on Maundy Thursday and is held in a different cathedral each year, and details of its history are best found elsewhere online such as the official home of the Royal family or Wikipedia.

In 1988 the service took place at Lichfield Cathedral and there is a variety of media coverage of the event.

The hour long service was broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 and that can be heard in this recording; annoyingly, from a choral perspective, the excellent commentary is frequently given over the music.

Lichfield District Council released an Official Souvenir Video which, its commentary tells the viewer, cannot contain the choir singing. While the music can be heard and much of the service is included, this video is potentially of more interest to local historians.

The event also received local news coverage on Central News

 and BBC's Midlands Today