• Short Summary

    SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER WILL SAIL INTO PLYMOUTH HOVE ON SUNDAY. TODAY (FRIDAY) THE BRITISH MARINER?

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    SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER WILL SAIL INTO PLYMOUTH HOVE ON SUNDAY. TODAY (FRIDAY) THE BRITISH MARINER WAS IN CALM SEAS 150 MILES OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND, WAITING TO MAKE THE RUN IN TO A HERO'S WELCOME.

    THE NAME CHICHESTER IS LINKED INEXTRICABLY WITH THAT OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, THE 16TH. CENTURY BRITISH MARINER WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE AND ROUTED THE SPANISH DURING THE BATTLE OF THE ARMADA. AND PLYMOUTH HAS REMEMBERED THE LINK BY STRIKING STATUETTES OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO COMMEMORATE SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER'S ARRIVAL.

    WHILE SIR FRANCIS SITS OUT TO SEA UNDER LIGHT SAIL, THE PEOPLE OF PLYMOUTH HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A ROUND-THE-CLOCK BASIS TO MAKE HIS HOMECOMING A SUCCESS.

    THE ARRIVAL WILL BE TELEVISED "LIVE" TO VIEWERS IN BRITAIN, EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES. THE BBC ALONE HAS 12 TELEVISION CAMERAS ON HAND TO COVER THE EVENT.

    A PRESS CENTRE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO CATER FOR ABOUT 1,000 JOURNALISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    SHOP WINDOW DISPLAYS ARE DOMINATED BY THE CHICHESTER THEME -- SOUVENIR MANUFACTURERS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE A FIELD DAY.

    THE HOTEL AND CATERING TRADE LOOKS FORWARD TO ACCOMMODATING HALF-A-MILLION PEOPLE.

    SHORTLY AFTER SIR FRANCIS SAILS INTO THE HARBOUR HE WILL GO THROUGH A BRIEF CUSTOMS CHECK, AND THEN TRANSFER TO A LAUNCH.

    HE WILL SET FOOT ON LAND, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE LEFT AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY, AT THE FOOT OF A SMALL FLIGHT OF GRANITE STEPS LEADING TO THE ROYAL WEST YACHT CLUB. HE SET OUT ON HIS HISTORIC JOURNEY FROM THE CLUB IN AUGUST LAST YEAR.

    HIS JOURNEY TOOK HIM TO AUSTRALIA AND BACK SINGLEHANDED.

    WHEN THE WELCOME IS OVER SIR FRANCIS AND LADY CHICHESTER WILL HAVE A FEW DAYS' REST IN A GEORGIAN MANSION MADE AVAILABLE TO THEM IN PLYMOUTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG5M4POGE0QCG1MJ9XDP7NCK8
    Media URN:
    VLVAG5M4POGE0QCG1MJ9XDP7NCK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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