Foreign News: Pomp After Brass

Five minutes to noon. Massed along the pavements of London's Ludgate Hill last week and down the Strand were thousands of excited school children, cynical salesladies, brokers, clerks. Noon. Bow Bells, all the bells of London, clanged in tingling cacophony. An escort of mounted police clattered up the empty street and the great procession started. The Worshipful His Lordship, the new Lord Mayor of London was on has way from Guildhall to take his oath of office at the Courts of Justice in the Strand.

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