THE Queen was today handing out Maundy money to 158 pensioners in an historic ceremony at Wakefield Cathedral.
And among the recipients were many people from Huddersfield.
Reflecting the Queen's age on her next birthday, 79 men and 79 women were each receiving 79p in silver Maundy coins, contained in a white leather purse.
This year they also got a second, red leather purse containing a £5 coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and a 50p coin marking the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language.
The recipients, from various Christian denominations, were recommended in recognition of their service to the Church and the community.
Among them are 10 nonagenarians, the oldest being 97.
After the service, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were staging a royal walkabout before attending a reception at the Cathedral's Deanery and lunch at Wakefield Town Hall.