• Short Summary

    A PAGEANT ON THE RIVER THAMES TODAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT FIRE THAT DESTROYED MUCH OF THE CITY OF LONDON IN 1666.

  • Description

    A PAGEANT ON THE RIVER THAMES TODAY (FRIDAY) MARKED THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT FIRE THAT DESTROYED MUCH OF THE CITY OF LONDON IN 1666.

    THERE WAS NO FIRE BRIGADE ON LONDON 300 YEARS AGO BUT THE FIRE-FIGHTERS JOINED IN THE CELEBRATIONS TODAY AS IT IS ALSO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE.

    THE PAGEANT LASTED ALL DAY AND IN THE EVENING AN ARMADA OF 200 BOATS TOOK PART IN THE PAGEANT ON A RIVER WHICH REFLECTED THE SPARKLE OF THOUSANDS OF FIREWORKS BURSTING OVERHEAD.

    THE PAGEANT BEGAN WITH THE PEALING OF CHURCH BELLS AND A 21-GUN SALUTE FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON. THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON WAS THERE TO SEE THE THREE-MILE (FIVE KILOMETRES) PROCESSION OF BOATS MAKE ITS WAY UP THE RIVER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60XN78P5QRJTP441QRGYC0VS7
    Media URN:
    VLVA60XN78P5QRJTP441QRGYC0VS7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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