Continuing the series of the treasure of information that we have uncovered, we turn again to the achievements of Yuri Gagarin 50 years ago and his visit to London and the UK during 1961.
First, this may be of interest to those who are researching or collecting information on this subject, as it has had a far reaching effect on all humanity and it is always of value to read the recollections of others. And this becomes even more poignant as the US is about to embark on its last Shuttle – surely this is more interesting than listening in on other peoples conversations?
And second, a further shot from the archive (with Sasha partially hidden behind Gagarin’s right shoulder, and I find it intriguing that the guy second from right was with the lady having a ‘bad dress day’ mentioned earlier) and therefore, it would seem, at the same venue and time but with a new ‘celeb’
which was taken at the time of the UK tour. Again we are unable to confirm if this was taken in London or Manchester, but wherever it was, they all look very busy, and Yuri is obviously feeling pensive. Maybe he had had his first black pudding for breakfast!
Yours, diablog, firmly on earth