Crowds defy rain

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page - BY PA­TRICK HILL

UNDYING LIGHTS The Tower torches me­mo­rial yes­ter­day HUGE crowds braved heavy rain as they flocked to see 10,000 torches lit at the Tower of London’s moat in tribute to the war dead yes­ter­day.

Queues for the me­mo­rial stretched more than 50 yards back from a sign read­ing “90 min­utes’ wait” and spilled out into the road as Beefeaters stood guard and a flood­lit bu­gler played the Last Post. Those pay­ing their re­spects in­cluded Chris Al­lan­son, 53, whose grandad Alexan­der Tor­rance won the Mil­i­tary Medal for his ser­vice.

Chris – who came from Dart­ford in Kent with wife Judy, 47, and son Robert, eight – said: “It’s an emo­tional day for us. What those peo­ple did is still rel­e­vant

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