TQ2777 : Diamond Jubilee Pageant - flag-draped lads up on a bus stop

near to Chelsea, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Diamond Jubilee Pageant - flag-draped lads up on a bus stop
Diamond Jubilee Pageant - flag-draped lads up on a bus stop
These lads found a good viewpoint sitting on top of the shelter at a bus stop on Chelsea Embankment. They had draped large Union Jack flags around their shoulders.
Diamond Jubilee Pageant
The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant was held on the 3rd June 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It saw over 1000 boats travel the River Thames, between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge, including the Queen and Royal family on the Spirit of Chartwell barge.

The procession was led by a Belfry boat, followed by man-powered boats led by the royal rowed barge 'Gloriana' LinkExternal link then small Sea Cadet motorboats each carrying a flag of each country from the Commonwealth. The Royal Barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' LinkExternal link followed this, and then many different types of motor boats, starting with historic boats including Dunkirk little boats, services boats such as lifeboats and fireboats, and many pleasure and passenger craft. Between each group were 10 music boats carrying different live bands and choral groups.

A group of tall ships also gathered at Tower Bridge, but did not take part in the procession due to their height and the number of low bridges.

Despite poor weather over 1 million people lined the banks of the River Thames to watch the procession.
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Sunday, 3 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 5 June, 2012
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2706 7755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9585N 0:10.2943W
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