• Short Summary

    THE "HEAD" OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON RETURNED TO DUBLIN, EIRE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER AN ABSENCE OF SOME FIVE MONTHS.

  • Description

    THE "HEAD" OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON RETURNED TO DUBLIN, EIRE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTER AN ABSENCE OF SOME FIVE MONTHS. AND TODAY IT WAS HANDED OVER TO DUBLIN CORPORATION.

    THE HEAD WAS THE ONLY RECOGNISABLE PART LEFT OF ADMIRAL NELSON'S BODY AFTER THE NELSON PILLAR IN DUBLIN WAS BLOWN UP LAST MARCH. THE HEAD WAS TAKEN TO A DUBLIN CORPORATION STORAGE YARD, WHENCE IT WAS "BORROWED" BY A GROUP OF DUBLIN STUDENTS. IT APPEARED BRIEFLY AT A STAGE PERFORMANCE AT THE GATE THEATRE IN DUBLIN BEFORE NEXT BEING SIGHTED IN A LONDON ANTIQUE DEALER'S SHOP.

    ON MONDAY, THE ANTIQUE DEALER, MR. B. GRAY, ARRIVED IN DUBLIN WITH THE HEAD AND TODAY, TRAFFIC CAME TO A VIRTUAL HALT IN THE MIDDLE OF O'CONNELL STREET AS MR. GRAY AND A STUDENT WAITED ON THE SITE OF THE OLD NELSON PILLAR FOR THE ARRIVAL OF A CORPORATION OFFICIAL - WHO ACCEPTED THE HEAD.

    IT HAS NOT YET BEEN DISCLOSED WHERE THE HEAD'S NEW RESTING PLACE WILL BE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67RFSCS6YGZ2XWMOYZP6BHK4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA67RFSCS6YGZ2XWMOYZP6BHK4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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