• Short Summary

    ALMOST 15,000 REVELLERS DEFIED FREEZING WEATHER AND PACKED INTO LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TONIGHT TO TRADITIONALLY WELCOME THE NEW YEAR.

  • Description

    ALMOST 15,000 REVELLERS DEFIED FREEZING WEATHER AND PACKED INTO LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TONIGHT TO TRADITIONALLY WELCOME THE NEW YEAR. AS CHURCH BELLS RANG IN 1969, DOZENS OF DANCING YOUTHS PLUNGED INTO THE ICE-COLD FOUNTAINS.

    BUT AS THE REVELLERS ROLLICKED AND MADE MERRY UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, BRITISH NEWSPAPERS MOURNFULLY PREDICTED A GLOOMY 1969 FOR BRITAIN. ONE NEWSPAPER POLL SAID THE AVERAGE BRITON FACED ANOTHER YEAR OF ECONOMIC HARDSHIP, MORE TAXES, RISING PRICES, AND UNREST AT HOME AND ABROAD.

    MEANWHILE, THE OTHER TRADITIONAL FORMS OF CELEBRATIONS, -- FIREWORKS, DANCING IN THE STREETS, AND DUNKING IN THE FOUNTAINS MADE 1968 DISAPPEAR OPTIMISTICALLY.

    ACROSS THE BORDER, 3,000 DELIRIOUS SCOTS SWARMED THROUGH THE MAIN STREET OF EDINBURGH AT THE HEIGHT OF HOGMANAY (NEW YEAR) CELEBRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA37L2EM72J93OD56ZGMH5IVRAJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA37L2EM72J93OD56ZGMH5IVRAJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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