Lord Woolton Opens Home 1946

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    Lord Woolton, Chairmen of British Red Cross, opens Hurlingham Convalescent Home, Hurlingham Lodge, London.

    C/U sign beside door. M/S Lord Woolton making speech into microphone. M/S crowd of Red Cross nurses, patients and reporters listening. Panning L/S lodge with crowd in front garden. Various C/U Red Cross nurses. Various C/Us patients in deck chairs - mainly young men, probably wounded ex-servicemen. M/S dignitaries, including Mayor. M/S Lord Woolton cutting cake. Various shots Lord Woolton chatting with patients, some are amputees.

    Date given on original dope sheet is 16/10/1946.

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    British Pathé
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    01:36:41:00 / 01:38:46:00
    UN 1547 D
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    UN 1547 D
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