In Pictures: 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 39 months ago
In Pictures: 50th Anniversary Of Churchill's Funeral
MPs gather with wreaths in the Members' Lobby outside the Commons Chamber. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
MPs gather with wreaths in the Members' Lobby outside the Commons Chamber. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
David Cameron talks about one of his political idols. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
David Cameron talks about one of his political idols. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
Churchill's statue, and the Churchill Arch. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
Churchill's statue, and the Churchill Arch. © UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
A wreath bearing a V for victory, similar to that used at the original funeral. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
A wreath bearing a V for victory, similar to that used at the original funeral. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
The wreath is thrown into the Thames. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
The wreath is thrown into the Thames. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Approaching Tower Bridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Approaching Tower Bridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing under the Millennium Footbridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing under the Millennium Footbridge. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing the Houses of Parliament. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Passing the Houses of Parliament. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Tower Bridge opens up for the Havengore. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Tower Bridge opens up for the Havengore. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Beefeaters pay their respects at the Tower. © Havengore/Tom Gordon
Beefeaters pay their respects at the Tower. © Havengore/Tom Gordon

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's funeral. The occasion is being commemorated — and in part, recreated — with a wreath laying ceremony at Parliament, a boat procession along the Thames and a service at Westminster Abbey. Here's a gallery of events that have been happening throughout the day. Many of these photos are taken from aboard the Havengore — the same vessel that carried Churchill's coffin in 1965.

Last Updated 30 January 2015

Annmarie Meredith

The Havengore passing solemnly through the Tower Bridge today, taken from Queen's Walk. An icy cold day but at least it was dry.