• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN LONDON, U.K., THE GLITTERING?

  • Description

    ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN LONDON, U.K., THE GLITTERING ILLUMINATIONS IN REGENT STREET IN THE WEST END, WERE SWITCHED ON BY THE MAYOR OF WESTMINSTER, COUNCILLOR J.L.C. DRIBBELL, ON NOVEMBER 28. VISITORS AND SIGHTSEERS MINGLED WITH RUSH HOUR WORKERS IN THE CROWDED STREET AS THE DECORATIONS, GIGANTIC GLITTERING CORONETS FIFTEEN FEET IN DIAMETER, WERE SWITCHED ON.

    THE STREET, WITH ITS GRACEFUL CURVE, HAS FIFTEEN ILLUMINATED CORONETS SUSPENDED SIXTEEN FEET HIGH ALONG ITS HALF-MILE, LINKED WITH FOUR-WAY CANOPIES OF COLOURED LIGHTS, SILVER AND GOLD STARS, AND SHIMMERING PENDANT DROPS.

    THIS FAIRYLAND OF LIGHT AND COLOUR, SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO FIT THE REGENCY CHARACTER OF THE STREET ITSELF, HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE REGENT STREET ASSOCIATION, WHICH HAS PROVIDED THE DECORATIONS ANNUALLY SINCE THE GREAT SUCCESS OF THEIR DISPLAY FOR THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 1953. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATION SAID: "THIS IS OUR BIGGEST EFFORT SO FAR. THE COST HAS RUN INTO THOUSANDS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA594M6MQ903WD3BD9VRJMMO6PG
    Media URN:
    VLVA594M6MQ903WD3BD9VRJMMO6PG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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