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King’s Coronation: The last lamplighters of London – BBC News

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More than 25,000 lamplighters used to roam the streets of London, lighting up the streets of the capital, now there are just five.

Their job is a unique one and still very relevant today.

Ahead of the coronation of King Charles, the remaining lamplighters had a special task, to turn one lamp into a shining jewel in its own right.

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  1. @yamyam2987

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Sherlock Holmes vibes

  2. @nintendolover114

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    London is so rich in history it's ridiculous

  3. @gpaderx6105

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    I'm just thinking about Lin Manuel Miranda's song about Lamplighters in Mary Poppins Returns

  4. @jeffreydeanfong8480

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    I’m wondering why the crown is a Scottish crown.

  5. @GoldSpot-pf1yb

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Nice.
    Meanwhile our politicians are gaslighting the public. Ha ha.

  6. @callumnineninenine6886

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Doesn't seem that authentic when you walk up to a bloke lighting the lamp and realizing he has a British gas jumper on 😂😂

  7. @ianhambozi1531

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Have the bulbs been modernised over the years.

  8. @bigboy5428

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Love British history what a country with amazing history 🇬🇧👍

  9. @welshmanjasonpatrick8607

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Gas lamps are still going in London say about 5 are ther today are ther any still going to round UK

  10. @TheEvilpot

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Amazing to see Bruce Willis start this new line of work.

  11. @BigPinkJohn

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    I didn't know there where any gas lamps left in london. Is there a map of them all ?

  12. @jamescraven5001

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Keep this old tradition going for years to come

  13. @kathryncarter6143

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Good except for the very annoying snapping of fingers at the beginning.

  14. @robnewman6101

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Future Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

  15. @robnewman6101

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    GOD SAVE THE KING.
    LONG LIVE THE KING.

  16. @faithlesshound5621

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    I remember when electric lighting was introduced to the residential streets of Edinburgh in the late 1950's, the soft greenish glow of the gas lamps was replaced by a bright yellow glare from what I understood to be "sodium lamps" which were painful to look at directly. Those were replaced in their turn.

  17. @malcolmjawohowelll2892

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    this is a fantastic trip back in time …how far we have travelled its wonderful to see all these specialist roles performed by working people ,,,when everthing required a man or womans labour to get things done

  18. @a.t.c.3862

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Wonderful, magical. 🙏

  19. @frankparsons1629

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Let there be light.

  20. @lachlangriffiths9434

    January 27, 2024 at 8:00 am

    “And then the lighting of the lamps” TS Eliot

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