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Crowning glory

• I have just returned home from viewing the flotilla from the banks of the Thames.

Apparently, it was the biggest such event since 1662.

Alas, I am left with the words of that Peggy Lee song resonating in my head, 'Is That All There Is?'

How about 1,000 caravans next, travelling in a stately procession along the M25? And after that? Are we going to recreate the 1665 Great Plague? Or the 1666 Great Fire?

David 'Dai' Woosnam
Scartho, Grimsby, England

Irish Independent