Walk for Wallace



Photo Gallery - London
The evening event in the Welsh Centre


all photographs copyright © Walk For Wallace except where indicated

The wake started quietly, with a speech from Michael of Albany, and everyone finding seats and a welcome drink away from the heat outside. Clann an Drumma played, and got everyone in the proper mood. A quiet interlude of piping from various solo pipers and then the Alaskan Highlanders was followed by a presentation to David, to commemorate his efforts. Ted Christopher and the Bannockburn Band played a set, Skirlie got everyone up for some solo pipes jigs and reels, then Ted and the band completed the evening with all the old favourites, including "Shang-a-Lang"... The coffin was carried out of the hall, and people gradually dispersed into the night. Many hotels saw a continuation of the evening for a few hours, however.

The Spirit of Wallace rests in the hall
The Spirit of Wallace rests in the hall

Michael of Albany makes a speech
Michael of Albany makes a speech

The sound of the pipes
The sound of the pipes

David talks to Ronnie Browne
David talks to Ronnie Browne

The sound of the pipes
The sound of the pipes
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The Alaskan Highlanders play
The Alaskan Highlanders play

The Alaskan Highlanders play
The Alaskan Highlanders play

The Alaskan Highlanders
The Alaskan Highlanders

Clann an Drumma play
Clann an Drumma play

Clann an Drumma play
Clann an Drumma play

Clann an Drumma play
Clann an Drumma play

Clann an Drumma play
Clann an Drumma play

David shows how it's done
David shows how it's done
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A few more join in
A few more join in

And a few more
And a few more
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The wake gets going...
The wake gets going...

Hooching and skirling
Hooching and skirling

The party's on...
The party's on...

The party's on...
The party's on...
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David is given a memento for his efforts
David is given a memento for his efforts

David's Memento from the Wallace Society
David's Memento from the Wallace Society

David introduces Ted Christopher and the Bannockburn Band
David introduces Ted Christopher and the Bannockburn Band
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Ted Christopher and the Bannockburn Band
Ted Christopher and the Bannockburn Band

Skirlie plays the pipes
Skirlie plays the pipes

Skirlie plays the pipes
Skirlie plays the pipes

Jigging and Reeling
Jigging and Reeling

Shang-A-Lang
Shang-A-Lang

Jigging and Reeling
Jigging and Reeling

The coffin being carried out
The coffin being carried out

The coffin leaves the hall
The coffin leaves the hall

Mission Accomplished
Mission Accomplished

A 75-foot Saltire was hung from London Bridge early next morning...
A 75-foot Saltire was hung from London Bridge early next morning...