Exeter residents come together for the Queen’s Funeral
Exeter mourners gave the Queen a final farewell in screenings across the city.
On a day of national interest, young and old gathered to say their goodbyes to the Queen and pay their respects.
Personal and heartfelt tributes of thanks were given in their hundreds to the Queen’s 70 years of service.
Floral tributes and personal letters were left outside Exeter Cathedral in abundance.
More than 1000 people gathered at Northernhay Gardens in silence to watch the service in the bright sunshine.
Nicky West, from Exeter, who came to Northernhay with her four-year-old son, said: “Today is a historic day and I wanted us to be a part of that, surrounded by other people paying their respects”.
I wanted my son to have something special to remember.Nicky West, Exeter resident
Meanwhile, Exeter City Football Club reported that more than 100 people attended the screening at St James Park.
The turnout from Exeter is testament to the Queen’s legacy. All of Exeter’s attendees will always be able to recall how history was marked that day.