South Bank, London.
SV. Pan down skylon to general view of crowds at South Bank, dignitaries arriving. SV. Pan, Herbert Morrison, Leader of the House of Commons, walking through crowd. SV. Foreign dignitaries. SCU. Winston Churchill, leader of the Conservative opposition. SV. Dr Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, talking to official. SCU. Chuter Ede, Home Secretary, and Lord Chancellor, Lord Jowitt. LV. Kneller Hall trumpeters playing fanfare. LV. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) alighting and shaking hands with festival officials, Princess Margaret is standing next to the car. They are visiting the Festival of Britain Exhibition. SV. Pan, King, Queen and Princess Margaret walking through crowd. GV. & SV. Royal party walking towards Dome of Discovery. SV. King shakes hands with Prime Minister Clement Attlee and then with Winston Churchill. SCU. Pan, Queen Mary. SV. Back view, royal party ascending on escalator. SV. Side view, pan, royal party ascending on escalator. SV. Queen, Princess Margaret, Prince Richard of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent looking over rail at giant telescope. SV. Pan up giant telescope. CU. Giant telescope. SV. Roof of dome. SV. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) standing on escalator with official followed by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh and others. GV. Crowd outside dome. SV. King, Queen, Prince Richard of Gloucester and officials walking through exhibition. SV. Pan, Queen Mary being wheeled in chair. LV. King and Queen and party walking up to skylon. They stop to look up. CU. Pan up skylon. GV. Crowd outside Transport Pavilion. SV. Contra rotating propellor on pavilion. LV. Elevated, royal party walking through pavilion. They stop to inspect exhibit. SV. King and Queen looking at engine wheel. SV. Queen Mary seated in chair looking at wheel. SV. King and Queen looking at wheel with Mr Attlee. SV. Top view, other members of royal party walking through pavilion. SV. Towards, Queen Mary being wheeled in chair, pan up to general view of people following. SCU. King talking to officials. SV. People watching. SV. King shaking hands with Herbert Morrison. SV. King, pan to Queen Mary and Princess Margaret. GV. Exhibition. SV. People with umbrellas entering turnstiles. Pan to general view of people walking through rain. CU. Artificial sun revolving. LV. People walking through pouring rain. SV. Man and woman looking from balcony. SV. Fountains. LV. People walking through pouring rain pan to tulips in flower beds. SV. Notice 'River Walk'. SV. Pan up skylon. GV. Embankment illuminations at night, pan to general view of the exhibition illuminated. GV. Illuminated exhibition. LV. Illuminated outlines of boats. SV. Illuminated shot of shot tower. GV. Illuminated exhibition.
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