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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1931?

    South London.

    Lady Nancy Astor is greeted by dignitaries as she arrives on a podium. A Vicar calls out that the first hymn will be 'Onward Christian Soldiers'. The Chairman speaks about the ceremony. He talks about how the housing problem is near to Lady Astor's heart and how the 'Band of Hope' is even nearer. Lady Astor walks down to lay the foundation stone of a building - we hear her chatting to the dignitaries as she spreads mortar. The stone is lowered and she taps it into place. The group return to the podium. A priest says a prayer for the building of the tenements.

    Lady Astor makes an impassioned speech about the current housing problem. We now go to the start of the speech. She talks about the women in Christian homes. She also talks about the Band of Hope - a temperance movement.

    Orig. Neg. Snd. Neg in UN 59 A. May be connected to 31/39.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:03:00 / 02:00:06:00
    UN 58 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 0058 A
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    1930s London Clivedon Cliveden House Nancy Astor MDP 2 Master 3 Lady Astor Lady Nancy Astor Lady Astor
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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