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Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in ARTICLES

London Images: Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

London Images: Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

  Thousands lined the streets of London today for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and, of course, we at Photographer London were there to catch the drama as it unfolded. Except there wasn’t too much drama, only a sombre procession that wound through the city the Iron Lady presided over for more than a decade. The expected protests were low-key at best – the spectators a motley crowd of die-hard Conservatives, gawpers, immigrants, Falklands veterans and here and there the gentlemen in blazers, roses in buttonholes, who personify the stereotypical Thatcher worshipper. Most stood quietly, clapping politely as the cortege passed and sharing their thoughts on how Margaret Thatcher made Britain a better place for them. Some believed her second only to Churchill and were grateful for the chance she had given them to own their own homes. Others felt she had made their jobs more secure or had inspired them to achieve more than they would otherwise. Then there were those who felt that Thatcher had divided Britain – and...

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