• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S SECOND LONE ROUND-THE-WORLD YACHTSMAN, MR ALEC ROSE, SAILED INTO PORTSMOUTH, ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, TODAY (THURSDAY) TO A HUGE PUBLIC ACCLAIM.

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    BRITAIN'S SECOND LONE ROUND-THE-WORLD YACHTSMAN, MR ALEC ROSE, SAILED INTO PORTSMOUTH, ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, TODAY (THURSDAY) TO A HUGE PUBLIC ACCLAIM. AN ESTIMATED 250,000 PEOPLE CRAMMED THE BEACH AND LINED THE SURROUNDING STREETS WAITING FOR ROSE TO STEP TO STEP ASHORE FROM HIS YACHT, "LIVELY LADY".

    MR ROSE LEFT PORTSMOUTH, HIS HOMETOWN WHERE HE HAS GREENGROCER'S SHOP, IN JULY LAST YEAR. SAILING VIA CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, HE REACHED MELBOURNE IN DECEMBER AND LEFT ABOUT ONE MONTH LATER. HE MADE A FIVE-YEAR STOP IN NEW ZEALAND FOR REPAIRS AND ROUNDED CAPE HORN ON THE 1ST OF APRIL. THE 59-YEAR-OLD GREENGROCER, WHO LEFT HIS WIFE TO MIND THEIR SHOP WHILE HE WAS AWAY, HAD HOPED TO MAKE THE VOYAGE WITHOUT ANY OF THE FANFARE THAT ACCOMPANIED THE SIMILAR TRIP LAST YEAR BY SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER.

    THIS HOPE WAS DASHED AS SOON AS LIVELY LADY -- A 20-YEAR-OLD SECOND-HAND YACHT -- CAME INTO SIGHT OF PORTSMOUTH SHORELINE. ABOUT 400 SMALL CRAFT HAD GATHERED TO ESCORT THE 36 FOOT (11 METRE) LIVELY LADY INTO THE HARBOUR. A GUN FROM THE LOCAL YACHT CLUB BOOMED OUT WHEN ROSE CROSSED THE OFFICIAL FINISHING LINE. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY HOOTING FROM SHIP'S SIRENS, ROCKETS SOARING INTO THE SKY AND CHEERS FROM THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON SHORE, SOME OF THEM STANDING KNEE-DEEP AT THE WATER'S EDGE.

    MR ROSE MOORED LIVELY LADY ALONGSIDE THE BARGE OF THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL COMMANDER IN CHIEF, ADMIRAL JOHN FREWIN, SOME 30 YARDS (27 METRES) FROM SHORE, WHERE HIS WIFE DOROTHY WAS WAITING. HE TOOK MRS ROSE TO HAVE A LOOK OVER LIVELY LADY BEFORE RETURNING TO THE BARGE TO BE TAKEN ASHORE, MRS ROSE, AFTER MONTHS AT SEA, WAS UNSTEADY O N HIS FEET AS HE STEPPED ONTO THE JETTY AND WALKED UP THE CARPETED BEACH WHERE THE PORTSMOUTH LORD MAYOR, MR FREDERICK EMERY-WALLIS, AND OTHER DIGNITARIES WAITED TO GREET HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6J0T7CK6NK36H7ZKPZSYSCVHZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6J0T7CK6NK36H7ZKPZSYSCVHZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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