• Short Summary

    TRAFALGAR SQUARE IN LONDON IS THE NATIONAL FORUM FOR BRITISH CELEBRATION OR DEMONSTRATION, AND A GENERAL ELECTION ALWAYS PROVIDES AN EXCUSE FOR A NOISY GATHERING.

  • Description

    TRAFALGAR SQUARE IN LONDON IS THE NATIONAL FORUM FOR BRITISH CELEBRATION OR DEMONSTRATION, AND A GENERAL ELECTION ALWAYS PROVIDES AN EXCUSE FOR A NOISY GATHERING. THE CROWDS WERE THERE IN THEIR THOUSANDS TONIGHT (31 MARCH) AS MR. HAROLD WILSON'S LABOUR PARTY MADE DRAMATIC GAINS.

    A BIG ELECTRIC SIGN IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE FLASHED ELECTION RESULTS TO THE CROWD, WHICH HAD BEGUN TO ASSEMBLE EVEN BEFORE THE POLLING BOOTHS CLOSED. IN THE EARLY HOURS, THEY WERE STILL THERE TO SEE THE LABOUR PARTY GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.

    THE ILLUMINATED FOUNTAINS WERE AN INEVITABLE TEMPTATION FOR EXUBERANT MEMBERS OF THE CROWD. DESPITE A COOL EVENING IN EARLY SPRING, THEY PLASHED HAPPILY AND CLIMBED TO BALANCE PERILOUSLY AT THE TOP OF THE FOUNTAINS WHILE WATCHFUL LONDON POLICEMEN LOOKED ON.

    THERE WAS A MOMENT OF MILD ALARM WHEN A PLASTIC CAMERA CAUGHT FIRE. BUT AUTHORITY WAS QUICKLY ON THE SCENE WITH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AND THE MIDNIGHT PADDLERS CONTINUED THEIR REVELS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD8PD4LZF59LL9AW41UNZ1QP1F
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8PD4LZF59LL9AW41UNZ1QP1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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