Yesterday evening we plumped for Paddington station instead of West End entertainment and listened to the Great Western Railway Paddington Station Military Band.
It performs every Friday at 7:30 on platform 9 and the atmosphere was terrific – with the conflicting sounds of roaring railway engines, the public address system and the brass band, it brought a great deal of pleasure both to those who were standing and listening and to those who were using the station for its main purpose.
Today was the main day of London Pride and we went down to Regents Street to join in the fun. Most of the pics. are self evident and hopefully give a “taste” of the enjoyment that everybody had today:
The Army, ………..
…….. and the Air Force always get a good reception.
The individual entrants involve a great deal of hard work to achieve the desired result!
We spotted Brian Paddick, the former Deputy Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner as part of the Lib Dem entry.
The police, ambulance and fire service contingents also get a rousing reception.
Parade over, we made our way into Trafalgar Square. The crowds were enormous and fantastic……..
……. for TOWIE fans – here’s Charlie and Bobby.
Nelson’s seen it all before (and more!).
We popped into Soho for a few drinks with the rest of the world. This is Old Compton Street, great crowds and a great atmosphere!
We had a brilliant time this afternoon, meeting and chatting to complete strangers, some from way off (Columbia being about the farthest). Doug kept just two of the dozens of stickers he’d been covered with during the day………..
……… and James tried to get himself noticed!