Victory celebrations, June 1919. LGOC (London General Omnibus Company) buses carrying Underground Group staff arrive at the Albert Hall, cheered on by crowds lining the street. Some of the passengers are carrying crutches, presumably having been wounded in action. The leading bus is B-type Reg no LF8515 (B1739). Another bus can be seen (midground extreme right) passing along Kensington Gore.
Unknown photographer, Jun 1919
Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7
Image no: ww1-8
Inventory no: 2002/9548
20th Century London caption: Underground Group staff arrive at the Royal Albert Hall for the Victory Celebrations in June 1919. One man is wearing his Scottish regimental bonnet. The staff are being cheered and waved at by onlookers lining the street. The buses belong to the London General Omnibus Company. Some of the men getting off are using crutches, perhaps because they were wounded in action. These men would have been among the 15,000 troops that marched on the Victory Parade watched by hundreds of thousands of people. Many of the onlookers came from outside London, and had spent a night in the capital's parks and streets to be sure of a good vantage point.