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The proposed celebrations on the Thames sound a sight to behold: Read here. It rather sounds like there will be sailing ships there, too.


ps...It all makes me feel old as I remember well her Coronation celebrations. ......

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The proposed celebrations on the Thames sound a sight to behold: Read here. It rather sounds like there will be sailing ships there, too.


ps...It all makes me feel old as I remember well her Coronation celebrations. ......



The way things are going they will be able to fit the entire RN into the Thames with room to spare. :(


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IONIA wrote:
Mil Goose wrote:
The proposed celebrations on the Thames sound a sight to behold: Read here. It rather sounds like there will be sailing ships there, too.


ps...It all makes me feel old as I remember well her Coronation celebrations. ......



The way things are going they will be able to fit the entire RN into the Thames with room to spare. :(




...yes, I won't argue with that. (equally :( )

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Mil Goose wrote:
The proposed celebrations on the Thames sound a sight to behold: Read here. It rather sounds like there will be sailing ships there, too.


ps...It all makes me feel old as I remember well her Coronation celebrations. ......



The way things are going they will be able to fit the entire RN into the Thames with room to spare. :(



....doesn't this article from the online Mail about say it all.... !! :roll:

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....doesn't this article from the online Mail about say it all.... !! :roll:

That's just...sad. :(

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The proposed celebrations on the Thames sound a sight to behold: Read here. It rather sounds like there will be sailing ships there, too.





...good to see in the online EDP, that a Lowestoft-built tug will be on the Thames: article here.

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"....looking ship shape...".

I'm very much looking foward to seeing this onTV....pity, the weather forecast isn't looking so good. :(

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"....looking ship shape...".

I'm very much looking foward to seeing this onTV....pity, the weather forecast isn't looking so good. :(

Amazing photos. Should be quite an event. Wish I could be there, even with an umbrella!

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Mil Goose wrote:
"....looking ship shape...".

I'm very much looking foward to seeing this onTV....pity, the weather forecast isn't looking so good. :(

Amazing photos. Should be quite an event. Wish I could be there, even with an umbrella!



...and there were certainly plenty of those about.... :) What a downpour at the conclusion of it.... Pity, though, not much detailed attention was given to the "avenue of sail" by the BBC whose coverage was sadly lacking, IMO. However, it was a splendid, patriotic day.

The Canaletto comparison is interesting; the skyline has changed somewhat. ;)

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ps...It all makes me feel old as I remember well her Coronation celebrations. ......

Unfortunately we are old! Local TV (mid-Washington state) was primitive in those days (4 hours a day from a repeater station on the mountain) so we had to rely on Life magazine for the gala. I was lucky to be in London in 1977 so enjoyed that Jubilee.


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