Sunday, October 23, 2005

Tower Bridge is opened for Tom and Flo


Now you have the answer to my previous post!
Robin and I and Xavier didn’t want to miss this once in a lifetime occasion. Tom and Flo and other Sea Cadets had been invited to sail on HMS St Albans from Portsmouth and up the Thames to join in with Trafalgar Day celebrations. I don’t imagine many people experience Tower Bridge being opened for them so we wanted to be there to record the event. Our train was unexpectedly delayed so these sketches were all done on the run. To get a more accurate picture of the afternoon and to see the cadets all standing to attention on the bridge of the ship take a look
here

3 Comments:

Anonymous Karen Winters said...

What a momentous occasion. It must have been spectacular to see. And such a nice story to go along with your illustrations. When we were in London in the late 1990s we took many pictures of the bridge. it's a beauty.

10/24/2005 4:35 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

It was amazing. The kids also were involved with the Trafalgar Day events in London on Sunday - it was the 200th anniversary of the death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar and so there were various displays put on by the Royal Navy in Trafalgar Square both during the day and in the evening and a service at St Paul's Cathedral - and 500 Sea Cadets were part of the event.

Flo said that in their free time they felt like celebrities because tourists kept photographing them!

10/24/2005 11:50 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Wow. for drawings on the run these are wonderful. Wish I could have been there too but seeing your drawings is the next best thing

10/26/2005 1:02 PM  

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