• Short Summary

    REGENT STREET'S INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WERE SWITCHED ON TODAY (THURSDAY) BY LORD GEDDES, CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH TRAVEL ASSOCIATION.

  • Description

    REGENT STREET'S INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WERE SWITCHED ON TODAY (THURSDAY) BY LORD GEDDES, CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH TRAVEL ASSOCIATION. THIS IS THE FIFTEENTH YEAR FOR THE LIGHTS, AND THE THEME THIS TIME IS 'THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS'.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE IS A VARIATION IN THE PRESENTATION OF EACH TABLEAU - FOUR IN SEQUENCE SHOWING "THE THREE KINGS" "THE SHEPHERDS" "JOSEPH AND MARY" AND A COMPLETE NATIVITY SCENE. THE STYLISED FIGURES ARE ABOUT 7 FT HIGH, FLANKED ON EITHER SIDE BY A SERIES OF GOLD PATTERNED RINGS.

    THE DECORATION WERE DESIGNED BY MR WINTON IRVINE. THE COST OF LIGHTS - GBP10,000 - IS BORNE BY VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE REGENT STREET ASSOCIATION.

    SWITCHING ON THE ELEVEN LINES OF LIGHTS, LORD GEDDES SAID THAT THE FAME OF THE REGENT STREET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HAS STRETCHED FAR AND WIDE, AND THAT HE HAD NO DOUBT THAT YEARS' ILLUMINATIONS WILL ATTRACT LARGE NUMBERS OF SHOPPING VISITORS NOT ONLY FROM LONDON AND ALL PARTS OF BRITAIN, BUT ALSO FROM ABROAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA81LNJRO0FKFPKSG7PZ83KHHLX
    Media URN:
    VLVA81LNJRO0FKFPKSG7PZ83KHHLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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