Viewing post #875984 by NEILMUIR1
|It was not just a great celebration for H.M. Queen, it was also a great celebration for our country! People expected it to rain, and so what. For it is doubtful anyone will ever see that again in their lifetime and indeed their children's or grandchildren. As one lady said who organized a street party for six months said " the rain helped as it brought us all together!" !.5 million people now they say, as it went on further than Tower Bridge and right down to Wapping, as the tall ships cannot get any further up! Yes 1.5 million people on the banks of the River Thames singing with the London Symphonic Orchestra to music like rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and of course our National anthem!
Then there was the people singing in the streets in every city, town village and pub in the land.
Red, white and blue as far as you could see, and do not think the rain was in the people faces, that was tears of patriotism and joy!
God Bless The Queen.
The Royal Barge leading a small part of the pageant as it approaches Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge must lift to full tilt in a Royal salute and a 42 gun salute was done from the Tower of London which is on the far bank.