Gerry Crane really put out the flags when the Queen came to town in 1977.
She was on her way to review the fleet at Spithead as part of her Silver Jubilee celebrations that year.
Her route through Portsmouth had been well-publicised in advance giving thousands the chance to line the streets and join in the party atmosphere that swept the country throughout that year.
It was also a golden, if not silver, opportunity for businesses to snatch a moment in the limelight.
Gerry, of Ashley Close, Waterlooville, was manager of the Odeon, North End, at the time and ‘arranged for the cinema to make a respectful show as she passed through North End’.
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He adds: ‘I can’t remember which unit the naval cadets came from, but they certainly excelled when they played the national anthem as the Queen passed by the Odeon.