Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s
A view from Lemon Bridge with the River Kenwyn at high tide. Truro school stands on the hill in the background. Sailing barges, one with wooden square engine housing towards the stern, are alongside both quays while another is moored mid stream. The boys in the foreground, on the steps, and the one walking along Back Quay on the left are wearing shorts. Signage for the premises of N. Gill & Son and John Julian can be seen. To the right, on the corner of Tabernacle Street, the sun is shining on a Pratt's motor spirit advertisement. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan.
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Royalty - Royal Ascot Opening Day
Leading the Royal procession up the course on arrival at the Royal Ascot race meeting, on the opening day, comes the first of the open carriages, with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Snowdon and Duke of Beaufort.
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Marie Lloyd Rides Again
The Queen of the Music Hall, Marie Lloyd, in the shape of actress Barbara Windsor, rode through London's West End. Barbara portrays "Our Marie", in the new Ned Sherrin/Caryl Brahma musical, "Sing a Rude Song", based on Marie's life, and here she is helped down from an 1880 hanson cab by her co-star, Maurice Gibb, who plays the part of Marie's jockey-husband, Bernard Dillon. the couple had just arrived at the Garrick Theatre, where the show, transferred from the Greenwich Theatre, opened on Tuesday. Marie Lloyd used to rush between engagements in the music halls by means of hansom cab.