Entertainment - Road Safety - Green Cross Code Song - London
Comedian Tommy Cooper and constable Edward McLernon, of Manchester and Salford Police, are supported by a "backing group" of pupils from Rackhouse Junior School, Wythenshawe, Manchester, as they sing the "Green Cross Code" song, with words by PC McLernon and song to a traditional folk melody. The song has been recorded by singer Partridge Green and copies of the record and the sheet music are to be supplied to all schools in Manchester and Salford for use in teaching the Green Cross Code, launched last April to train young children to cross the road in safety.
Customs and Traditions - Welly Boot Throwing - Southport
Currently training on Southport beach, Alan Wright, 32 of Belmont Close, Burscough, preparing to defend his title as World Welly Throwing Champion in Jamaica. In the classic style of an Olympic discus thrower, Alan whirled around in a carefully marked circle to hurl a size 12 rubber Wellington boot more than 50 yards across the sand. Alan, a chemicals salesman, won his title at Florida's Daytona Beach in 1978.
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King George VI Presenting Shamrock - Chelsea Barracks, London
Honouring the half-centenary of the Regiment's founding, King George VI presented shamrock to the 1st Battalion, the Irish Guards, during a ceremonial parade at the Chelsea Barracks in London on St Patrick's Day. Wearing the uniform of the Irish Guards, of whom he is Colonel-in-Chief, he is presenting a tray of shamrock to an officer, for distribution to other ranks.
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