• Short Summary

    THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WERE TURNED ON TONIGHT (THURSDAY) IN REGENT STREET, ONE OF LONDON'S MOST ELEGANT SHOPPING THOROUGHFARES.

  • Description

    THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WERE TURNED ON TONIGHT (THURSDAY) IN REGENT STREET, ONE OF LONDON'S MOST ELEGANT SHOPPING THOROUGHFARES.

    THE FAIRYLAND CASTLES-IN-THE-AIR THAT WILL HANG GLITTERING OVER REGENT STREET DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON HAVE BEEN PUT UP BY AN ASSOCIATION OF THE STREET'S SHOP-KEEPERS.

    IT ALL LOOKS VERY BRIGHT AND LIGHT, BUT BEHIND THE TINSEL AND THE CHARM THERE'S THE INEVITABLE TECHNOLOGY. A PLASTICS FIRM DEVELOPED SPECIAL PAINT AND GILDING TECHNIQUES FOR THE MOULDED PLASTIC CLADDING OF THE DECORATIONS. EACH CASTLE IS 20 FEET (6 METRES) HIGH AND 10 FEET (14 METRES) WIDE, AND THAT MEANT MORE CALCULATIONS, OF WEIGHT AND WIND RESISTANCE.

    REGENT STREET MIGHT LOOK AS CHEERFUL AS ON ANY OTHER CHRISTMAS, BUT IN THAT OTHER FAMOUS SHOPPING CENTRE, OXFORD STREET, THE PICTURE WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. THE DECORATIONS THAT HAVE HUNG ANNUALLY OVER THE CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC ARE MISSING .....SIGHTSEERS IN RECENT YEARS HAVE CAUSED TRAFFIC CHAOS.

    BUT THE GREAT DEPARTMENT STORES WERE STILL TURNED OUT IN THEIR CHRISTMAS BEST, WITH FAIRY LIGHTS AND PLASTER SANTA CLAUS'S GLOWING DOWN TO THE CROWDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJUKI5VQC8VUJ8M4HSNP5QCS5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJUKI5VQC8VUJ8M4HSNP5QCS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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