Around Britain - Coventry 1948

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    Full title reads: "COVENTRY".

    Coventry, West Midlands.

    Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) on dais cutting tape to open site for new shopping centre which is to be built. People waving and cheering. Pan, Princess walking across green with Mayor W. H. Malcolm, to greet old people. Close up shot of Mrs Emma Morton - 99 years old. Angle shot, Princess talking to old woman. Group of children - one boy sucking thumb. Angle shot of Princess talking to Mrs Morton, who is deaf.

    Close up shot of a sign 'City of Coventry Arena of Industries'. Back view, Princess and Mayor looking at turbine engine exhibit. Close up shot of Princess talking to Mayor. Top view, Princess and Mayor, pan to exhibits. Close up, pan, Princess smiling and walks past camera. Pan, Princess and Mayor walking past exhibit.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46582
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1430.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:06:00 / 01:04:54:00
    Canister:
    48/43
    Sort Number:
    48/043
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    East Midlands - Jim Anderson Around Britain RoyalFamily The Queen's UK visits Coventry
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  • "cutting tape to open site for new shopping centre" - the site is that for the then new Broadgate Shopping Centre.

    The ceremony seen here took place on 22 May 1948.

    jamied 9th Oct 2012

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