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.
British Royalty - Ceremonies - Trooping the Colour - London - 1954
The Queen's official birthday was celebrated today (Thursday) with the traditional ceremony of 'Trooping the Colour', this year that of the Coldstream Guards, on Horse Guards Parade.
Retaining the famed straight ranks, the Guards march past the Queen, who is at left with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Gloucester.
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Customs and Traditions - Well Dressing - Tissington
An example of the custom of well dressing to be found in Tissington, Derbyshire. The custom dates back to the mid 14th Century and the time of the Black Death. Folklore has it that the purity of the water in the five wells of Tissington kept the village from being ravished by the plague. Another story relates the the severe drought suffered in 1615, when the wells never ran dry. In each case, the well dressing arose from the villagers gratitude.
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