Caithness - Queen Mother Opens Reservoir 1955

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    Lock Calder, Caithness County, Scotland.

    GV. Lock Calder. GV. New Achivar dam at Lock Calder. SCU. Water flowing sill of dam. GV. New pumping station. SV. Pan with Queen Mother as she walks to the dais. SV. People sitting, watching. SCU. Queen Mother making her speech - she presses button. CU. Three fountains spraying water which was started by the Queen Mother pushing the button. SV. Fountains. SV. Queen Mother and various officials on dais watching fountains. GV. Interior, Hoy pumping station. SV. Queen Mother accompanied by officials entering pumping station. SV. Queen Mother inspecting jars of filtered and unfiltered water. CU. Jars of filtered and unfiltered water. SV. Queen Mother going to rope which controls curtains over plaque, pulls rope. CU. Curtains falling back from plaque. SV. Towards, Queen Mother in pumping station. SCU. Children looking through window of pumping station. SCU. Queen Mother in pumping station, she waves to people at window. SCU. Children at window, also a man taking photograph. GV. Queen Mother - she passes by window and acknowledges the crowds.

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    Cataloguer:
    Sanja
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    30683
    Sort Number:
    55/037
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:40:00 / 01:55:11:00
    Canister:
    55/37
    Film ID:
    519.29
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1955
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