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Lord Mayor's Show

Colonial troops greet London's new Lord Mayor in a patriotic wartime ceremony.

Non-Fiction 1914 2 mins Silent


In November 1914, the newsreel cameras were out in force to catch all the pomp of Lord Mayor's Show - the centuries-old tradition in which the newly-elected Lord Mayor of London pledges loyalty to the Crown. Vast crowds came out to glimpse Sir Charles Johnston - seen here descending from the majestic state coach - and to support the parading military personnel, shortly off to war in Europe.