Victoria & Albert step ashore

  • Victoria & Albert step ashore
  • Victoria & Albert step ashore

Victoria & Albert step ashore

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT STEP ASHORE AMID THE ROAR OF CANON AND THE CHEERING THOUSANDS

In the town all was activity; triumphal arches spanned every street, whilst flags, motto’d banners, and floral crowns, were ready to be launched from every window. Such were the preparations which the enthusiasm of the inhabitants had made for Her Majesty’s reception. Towards evening, and in the midst of all this joyful labour, two guns, fired from Fort Regent, sent thrilling through every heart the welcome news that the royal squadron was in sight. The workman dropped his hammer, the tradesman closed his shop, the busy and the idle all rushed to the pier, the esplanade, and to every point from which the royal squadron could be seen. The day, hitherto clouded, lifted its grey mantle as the royal squadron turned ‘’Noirmont Point,’’ the setting sun throwing its last rays over the scene with magical effect.

The anchors were dropped, and the vessels berthed for the night. The civil and military authorities waited on Her Majesty, to tender their homage and receive commands for the landing, which it was decided should be the next day at eleven o’clock. Never did a more beautiful day shine on our beloved Island! At an early hour the country had streamed its thousands into the town. The militia were under arms, lining the road Her Majesty was to pass.

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