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Burghley Battle Proms commemorate First World War

Battle Proms at Burghley House - visitors to the event EMN-140607-184207009

Battle Proms at Burghley House - visitors to the event EMN-140607-184207009

Flag-waving fans of the Battle Proms revelled in the festival atmosphere at Burghley House with the orchestra, cavalry displays, horsemen, flypast and fireworks delivering all that was promised and much more.

Thousands of people attended the event on Saturday bringing picnics and parking themselves in the grounds of the Elizabethan house for some four hours of thrilling entertainment.

This year’s Battle Proms was particularly poignant as it also commemorated 100 years since the start of World War 1.

Wartime songs by The Rockabellas, gun salutes by an original World War 1 13 pounder field gun and a thrilling Spitfire aerial display were greeted with thunderous applause from the crowds.

There was also a recital of Laurence Binyon’s poem For The Fallen, in memory of those who died in the Great War.

The open-air picnic concert ended with a stunning firework finale to the backdrop of the Light Cavalry Overture.

 

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