P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 8 Jul 21:04/42   2/5           The Royal Tournament, one of  the most splendid and colourful  spectaclfs, celebratfs its  100th year at Earls Court  between July 9 and 26. V  The Grand Military Tournament  and Assault-at-Arms was held  on June 21, 1880, at the  Agricultural Hall in Islington.   The army chief had allowed his  troops to stage the show on  condition that £500 was given  to an army charity.   More in a moment...
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 8 Jul 21:03/00   4.4           Over 300,000 people will watch  the tourn—ldnt at Earls Court  and Ehllions will see it on TV.   The Kenya Army Band and Dancers  will appear for the first time  at the tour.—ldnt. The company  consists of 60 ban$rldn and 35  dancers.   An intfr-service five-a-side @ football competition is a new  attraction, and the ever-  popular tri-service massed  bands will featurf again.    Details follow in a moment...
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 8 Jul 21:01/12   3/1      B    The first tournament was a  financial disastdr, but the  tradition of charity was  established. B B The early tournaments were not  of a kind calculatdd to attract  a general public not intdrdstdd  in the finer points of skill-at  -arms. j 4j  But gradually the even—s  incorporatfd itdms of popular  appeal and in thme thousands We  of pounds were being made and  given to charity.   More in a moment...
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 8 Jul 21:06/00  5/1  ROYAL NDRNAMENT  EARLS NTRT  JULY 9-26   Opening show   7.30pm July 9.  Two shows daily  2.30pm and  7.30pm. No shows  on Sundays.  No matinees on  Mondays. Show  ends July 26.   Prices8 £1.80  + to £7.50.   Box office:  —x}tp  Earls Court  dl 01-371 8141  
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 8 Jul 21:00/20 # 1/4                   ^ @  @ ^            