• Short Summary

    The Lord Mayor's Show is one of London's favourite traditional pageants.

    Each year a new 'theme'?

  • Description

    The Lord Mayor's Show is one of London's favourite traditional pageants.

    Each year a new 'theme' is nominated and the floats which follow the Lord Mayor's ornate carriage depict some aspect of the theme of the year.

    The 1957 parade, which took place on November 9, was based on the Paper and Printing industries. The first float depicted craftsmanship over 1,000 years - liverymen of the twelve great City companies sit beneath paper representations of the arms of their companies and on either side of the figures of Gog and Magog.

    Secondly comes William Caxton - pioneer of printing from moveable type. And so the procession unfelds until - and this is a novel feature of this annual show - the guest of honour rides past near the END of the parade.

    This year's Lord Mayor is Alderman Sir Denis H. Truscott.

    It is regarded as a standing joke in Britain to refer to any anti-climax as 'after the Lord Mayor's Show comos the dust-cart'. And this year the organisers have taken in literally - the last vehicle in the procession is, indeed, a London refuse lorry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHIHRC4CA8K4SYHDTKLLGWLE2
    Media URN:
    VLVADHIHRC4CA8K4SYHDTKLLGWLE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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