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A Memorial Service, Covent Garden, London - 13th March 2020

It's the memorial service for SwiftKey colleague Simon Wood, who died at the end of July 2019. The memorial is held at the St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden in London - otherwise known as the "Actors' Church" - where a large group from the choir that Simon was in, the Wimbledon Choral Society, is in attendance and sings three numbers, two which were commisioned specially for Simon's Requiem for Cancer fundraisers. As the group from SwiftKey is right in front of the choir, we get the full immersive surround-sound experience, which is something special. It's also clear, wandering around Covent Garden for a bit before the service, that things are quieter than usual, thanks to the Coronavirus. One of the street entertainers ends up performing to just a single small boy. Afterwards, we head over for tea at the Oaksmere.

next album: A Trip to Cooke's Music, St. Benedict's Street, Norwich - 14th March 2020
previous album: A Trip to High Lodge, Brandon, Suffolk - 7th March 2020

2020 Flooded fields by the old mill near Claydon

Flooded fields by the old mill near Claydon

2020 The wrecked remains of the Fison's North Warehouse

The wrecked remains of the Fison's North Warehouse

2020 Concrete and destroyed Victorian ironwork

Concrete and destroyed Victorian ironwork

2020 All that remains of the Fison's North Warehouse

All that remains of the Fison's North Warehouse

2020 Blurred lines

Blurred lines

2020 The derelict water tower in Manningtree

The derelict water tower in Manningtree

2020 The station at Manningtree

The station at Manningtree

2020 A side street near Covent Garden tube station

A side street near Covent Garden tube station

2020 Looking back up James Street

Looking back up James Street

2020 St Paul's Church

St Paul's Church

2020 Covent Garden 'piazza'

Covent Garden 'piazza'

2020 Covent Garden's Apple Market

Covent Garden's Apple Market

2020 The limbo dancer has a chat

The limbo dancer has a chat

2020 Inside the old market

Inside the old market

2020 Art market

Art market

2020 Funky designs on the Jubilee Market Hall

Funky designs on the Jubilee Market Hall

2020 A big clock on Southampton Street

A big clock on Southampton Street

2020 Trade is slow at the VyTa café

Trade is slow at the VyTa café

2020 Closed down shops, including Patisserie Valerie, on Bedford Street

Closed down shops, including Patisserie Valerie, on Bedford Street

2020 Inside the Actors' Church of St. Paul's

Inside the Actors' Church of St. Paul's

2020 The congragation builds up

The congragation builds up

2020 The congregation files out after the service

The congregation files out after the service

2020 St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

2020 Outside the church

Outside the church

2020 Some dude rads a book

Some dude rads a book

2020 The path to the church, contra jour

The path to the church, contra jour

2020 The back of St. Paul's Church, from the Bedford Street entrance

The back of St. Paul's Church, from the Bedford Street entrance

2020 A couple of K6 phoneboxes in Covent Garden

A couple of K6 phoneboxes in Covent Garden

2020 Covent Garden tube station

Covent Garden tube station

2020 Inside Covent Garden tube

Inside Covent Garden tube

2020 Down on the platform

Down on the platform

2020 A tube train heads off to Cockfosters

A tube train heads off to Cockfosters

2020 At the last second, people appear to board the train

At the last second, people appear to board the train

2020 We head over to the Oaksmere for tea

We head over to the Oaksmere for tea

2020 Harry and Fred play Pokémon

Harry and Fred play Pokémon

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Flooded fields by the old mill near Claydon

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