Burial of Queen Victoria The Good : Sailors Pulling the Gun-carriage. 1901
Full Page Photograph.
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For Sale is a Full Page taken from "The Sphere," February 9th, 1901, for "The Burial of Queen Victoria The Good," showing "Sailors Pulling the Gun-carriage." (Photograph by Bender & Lewis).
A curious incident occurred at Windsor, which the royal train reached at ten minutes past 2. The artillery horses attached to the gun-carriage had become restless through standing in the cold. As soon as the procession started one of them began to rear in a dangerous manner, and all attempts to quieten it were unavailing. The "Handy Men," however, came to the rescue at the suggestion of Captain Lambton of Ladysmith fame. Stacking their arms the tars improvised a rope and in fifteen minutes a hundred of them were pulling the gun-carriage up the hill to the Castle, so that the great Sea Queen ended as she began her journey in the hands of her gallant sailors.