During Easter Week 1966 commemorations took place throughout Ireland marking 50 years since the Rising of 1916. The Irish community in England also marked the occasion in London.

Members of the Irish community paraded the tricolour through London accompanied by marching and pipe bands. The parade culminated in a ceremony outside the Tate Gallery in Trafalgar Square where Ruairí Brugha addresses the crowd on the question of unity between the North and South of Ireland. 

What we are trying to bring about is unity

Actor Eddie Golden of the Abbey Theatre Players reads from The Proclamation of the Irish Republic.

The rally at Trafalgar Square ended with the sounding of the Last Post, a minute's silence, a reveille and finally the national anthem.

London also marked the commemorations with a special concert at the Albert Hall featuring members of the Abbey Players.

This footage was broadcast as part of a 'Newsbeat' report on 10 April 1966.