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The Havengore honours Sir Winston Churchill

On Friday 30 January 2015 a very important event will take place on the River Thames: The Havengore will retrace events of 50 years ago, when she carried the coffin of Sir Winston Churchill on his last journey by water from Tower Pier to Festival Pier. The date was 30 January 1965, and the event was televised live to a worldwide audience estimated at 350 million.

As part of the 50th anniversary commemorations, the event on board Havengore will culminate in a short service and wreath laying in the waters of the River Thames opposite the Palace of Westminster.

Update 20 Jan – Media outlets can download an information pack by clicking here.
Update 20 Jan - City Cruises and Thames Clippers are selling tickets for this event – click for more information.
Update 15 Jan – Please see map of Commemorative River Service here


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