Flamboyant welcome

Silver Jubilee crowds wait for the Queen outside the old General Post Office in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in June 1977
Silver Jubilee crowds wait for the Queen outside the old General Post Office in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, in June 1977

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The crowds lining the street in Commercial Road, outside the old General Post Office, provide a vivid contrast to the formality of the civic welcome.

Some members of the crowd more flamboyantly dressed than others.