1961 Central banks decorated for Princess Alexandra's visit

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:55
Date picture taken
1 Dec 1961


I found a Pathe video confirming the arches in the foreground were put up for her visit. See 0:29 in:


Any chance the decorations stayed up til Christmas? I'm thinking of how the modern Christmas light decorations stay up and morph into Chinese New Year decorations.

Regards, David

PS The other videos from the visit are also good to see:




I would have thought they would have put up Xmas decorations at the end of the month, and their famous "Happy Christmas etc", on top of the bank?

One question I have is the Bamboo Arch (I forget the name).
In the visit, the Royal party drive under it - pointing at the HSBC.
In this image the arch has been turned 90 degrees - so it could have been later in the month.