Seen at Westminster today is part of the endless queue waiting to file silently into
Seen at Westminster today is part of the endless queue waiting to file silently into the centuries old Westminster Hall - The Hall of Kings , to pay their respects at the catafalque of the late Sir Winston Churchill , whose body is lying in state in the history steeped hall prior to Saturday's State Funeral . The Lying in State began today and it was officially estimated that 4000 people had filed past the bier in the first hour .
27 January 1965 History of London - Vauxhall / Lambeth
Officially opening tomorrow, Londons tallest building : the 620 ft Post Office Tower with
Officially opening tomorrow, London's tallest building : the 620 ft Post Office Tower with, at the very top, its sensational Panorama of London revolving restaurant. But the restaurant won't be ready for business until the Spring and opening night, date of which hasn't yet been fixed, is fully booked. Hundreds of early applications for tables in the 120 seater eating out place have been received. The £2 500 000 Post Office Tower's supremacy of the London skyline is unlikely to be rivalled. Higher buildings are banned because they could interfere with radio waves from the tower's aerials, which eventually will make possible 10 000 simultaneous television conversations and transmission of up to forty television networks. There are 29 storeys.
7 October 1965
American troops in ceremonial march through London. For the first time since 1917
American troops in ceremonial march through London.
For the first time since 1917, US troops paraded through London as they marched from Grosvenor Square to the City of London to lunch at the Guildhall with the Lord Mayor.
Headed by a band, three hundred US troops and twenty Marines all in full ceremonial dress were cheered by London crowds along the entire route of their march.
Photo shows ; The procession along Cannon Street with St Paul s Cathedral ( now exposed to view since surrounding buildings were destroyed in air raids ) in the background.Lining the street is a guard of honour of London firemen.
2 September 1942