The Queen presenting the specially-minted coins to 176 recipients
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Queen presents Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral

The Queen has handed out Maundy coins in a traditional royal service at Blackburn Cathedral.

Eighty-eight men and women aged over 70 were presented with the coins in appreciation of their work in the community and the church.

Members of the royal family have taken part in Maundy ceremonies since the 13th Century but coins were first used in the reign of Charles II.

  • 17 Apr 2014