• Short Summary

    LONDON'S FAMOUS WATERWAY, THE RIVER THAMES, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) PROVIDED THE SETTING FOR A COLOURFUL PAGEANT PERFORMED BY RIVER CRAFT, RANGING FROM YACHTS TO TANKERS.

  • Description

    LONDON'S FAMOUS WATERWAY, THE RIVER THAMES, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) PROVIDED THE SETTING FOR A COLOURFUL PAGEANT PERFORMED BY RIVER CRAFT, RANGING FROM YACHTS TO TANKERS. FLOATS TO LIFEBOATS. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE BANKS OF THE RIVER AS A LARGE FLOTILLA OF GAILY-DECORATED CRAFT SET OFF FROM TOWER BRIDGE FOR THE SEVEN-MILE JOURNEY TO WANDSWORTH BRIDGE.

    THE THAMES PAGEANT, THE SECOND, WAS HELD TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE AMENITIES OF THE THAMES AND TO DEVELOP WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS "LONDON'S LARGEST OPEN SPACE."
    THE START OF THE PROCESSION WAS HERALDED BY THE RINGING OF BELLS FROM 12 OF THE CITY'S MOST FAMOUS CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES AND THE FIRING OF A GUN SALUTE FROM THE TOWER. THE PROCESSION TOOK 30 MINUTES TO PASS ON IT'S UP-RIVER VOYAGE.

    AT TWO OF THE NINE BRIDGES ALONG THE WAY, SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAYS WERE MOUNTED, LIGHTING UP THE LONDON SKYLINE WITH AERIAL BURSTS AT AN AVERAGE HEIGHT OF 400 FEET. (ABOUT 1200 METRES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD3KK9095FKA78PZSSZKIIJE9P
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3KK9095FKA78PZSSZKIIJE9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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