Ascension : Councillors Neil Lawrence and Tara Thomas Attends The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant & Jubilee Concert
Submitted by The Islander (Ascension Island Government) 14.06.2012 (Article Archived on 16.08.2012)
On Sunday, 3 June over 1,000 vessels participated in a flotilla on the Thames from Battersea to Tower Bridge.
On Sunday, 3 June over 1,000 vessels participated in a flotilla on the Thames from Battersea to Tower Bridge. It was one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river, with rowed boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes beautifully dressed and turned out in their finest rigs.
Millions of people braved the weather to line the banks of the River Thames to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen – and to watch the 1,000 boat, seven-mile flotilla.
Whilst most of us watched the breathtaking event from our TV’s, somewhere along the seven-mile flotilla Councillor Neil Lawrence and his partner Malinda Leo, Councillor Tara Thomas (from St Helena) and Kedall Worbuoys, Sth UK Rep amongst other representatives from the Overseas Territories were thoroughly enjoying being a part of it all.
During their time in London, they were also fortunate to be able to attend the Jubilee concert there.