Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will address that nation this evening. She will speak of her admiration for our country’s resilience and communities, the NHS and key workers, and draw on the country’s history to inspire Britain to persevere in the face of unprecedented lockdown conditions. The efforts of health workers and all those who have been helping in the fight against Covid-19 are likely to receive specific praise. The televised broadcast will be at 8.00 p.m. Currently, the Queen, who at 93 is in semi-self-isolation at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh.
Then at 8.05 p.m. on BBC1, immediately after the Queen’s broadcast, Lytham Hall will be featured on The Antiques Roadshow. This is a brand new programme – not a repeat. As well as showcasing the wonderful Hall and its grounds, a wealth of interesting finds will be presented. These include a chair thought to be from Nelson’s Flagship, relics of Victorian dentistry and valuable watercolours, worth thousands, found in a local skip! Memories of the sixties will also be revived with a treasure trove of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.