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    The Final Journey Begins

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     London based iReporter Richard Gough knew the shot he wanted of late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral cortege, and captured it just as the hearse drove past his office in London's Trafalgar Square. There were not large crowds where he stood, mainly interested holidaymakers and curious office workers. Despite Thatcher remaining a hugely divisive figure in British politics, he says he remains neutral on her legacy, although he is aware of all the controversy. A veteran of the Falklands war, while some of his friends are up by St Paul's Cathedral for the ceremony he was content to witness from afar. "It's a big event to be marked on my doorstep so I wanted to observe it and share it," he said. "I'm very aware of the politics and I was completely involved in decisions she made in the 1980s, but life goes on."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    The hearse carrying Margaret Thatcher passes by a crowd at Trafalgar Square on route to the Church of St Clement Danes, the RAF Chapel, on the Strand.

    This is where Margaret Thatcher's was transferred to a gun carriage drawn by the King's Troop Royal Artillery to head to St Pauls.

    This is right next to my office in London so I was able to watch the start of the final journey for Margaret Thatcher. There was a small crowd and no real protesters presence and the car went passed us quite fast only allowing a brief moment to catch a glimpse and this photograph.
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