Rosemary Mason, who holds the Royal Warrant to supply nosegays to HM The Queen for the Royal Maundy Service, gave a demonstration of making nosegays together with a talk on the history of the service, the music and the Royal connections to over 170 people on Friday 2nd March 2012.
The event was arranged by Carol Hill in support of Lincoln Cathedral’s Music Appeal.
The successful event was held in the Chapter House and raised money for an Annual Choristership. The Choristership will benefit a talented young member of the Cathedral’s Choir and support the child’s daily teaching, rehearsal and performance.
Rosemary’s captivating talk and demonstration thoroughly engaged the crowd. It was surprising how many flowers went into the nosegay, and the whole talk gave a fascinating insight into the “behind the scenes” aspects of the Royal Maundy. Rosemary’s demonstration was also filmed by the BBC for a forthcoming programme celebrating HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
After the event Rosemary said “I am so pleased that all went according to plan and that The Royal Maundy talk was well received and enjoyed by all. My husband and I really enjoyed the event at Lincoln and I personally was really pleased to be invited to help raise some money for the Choristership.”
Many people were involved in making the event a success and heartfelt thanks are extended to Carol, Paul and Rosemary, members of the Music Appeal Committee and volunteers and all those who attended on the day.