Walk for Wallace



Photo Gallery - London
The Speeches at Smithfield


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Once the lead party reached the plaque outside St Bartholomew's Hospital at Smithfield, a small P.A. was set up. David R. Ross made an emotional speech, and was followed by Scott Begbie who spoke on what Wallace meant to him. Once the speeches were over, the Celtic pipe and drum band Clann an Drumma performed in front of the plaque. "When the Clans Unite" rolled out over the square, their primal sound inciting all present to tap their feet or even dance. This interlude also gave time for the slower members on the march to catch up with events again. Meanwhile, the lead party were already in St Bartholomew's Church ensuring that everything was ready for the commemorative service. Stewards were at the gate to ensure those with invitations were allowed to enter, and shortly before 3 p.m. the gates were closed for the service to commence.

The plaque, St Bartholomew's
The plaque, St Bartholomew's
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The crowd gathers for the speeches
The crowd gathers for the speeches

David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's
David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's

David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's
David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's

David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's
David speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's

The crowd listens to the speeches
The crowd listens to the speeches

Scott Begbie speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's
Scott Begbie speaks at the plaque, St Bartholomew's

The crowd listens to the speeches
The crowd listens to the speeches

Clann an Drumma play at the plaque
Clann an Drumma play at the plaque

Clann an Drumma play at the plaque
Clann an Drumma play at the plaque

Clann an Drumma play at the plaque
Clann an Drumma play at the plaque

Clann an Drumma play at the plaque
Clann an Drumma play at the plaque

Clann an Drumma play at the plaque
Clann an Drumma play at the plaque

The crowd round the plaque
The crowd round the plaque
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Angus Brendan McNeill with Willie Wolfe
Angus Brendan McNeill with Willie Wolfe

The crowd round the plaque
The crowd round the plaque

Invited guests start to enter St Bartholomew's
Invited guests start to enter St Bartholomew's

Invited guests start to enter St Bartholomew's
Invited guests start to enter St Bartholomew's
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