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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Princess Margaret opens new flats in Peckham. London.

    Various shots crowd. LS Princess Margaret and Mayor of Camberwell coming out of flat. LS little girl presenting bouquet to Princess Margaret. Various shots Princess Margaret receiving purses from children. CU Princess Margaret.

    LS Margaret speaking. NATURAL SOUND: "I am delighted to be back in Camberwell again, especially so because I am here to open this splendid block of flats. And the provision of comfortable homes for old people is a cause for which I have the greatest sympathy. I am very much happy that the idea which lead to the formation of the Camberwell Housing Society originated at the UGS settlement in Staffordshire Street.....I now have great pleasure in unveiling this plaque, and declaring these flats open".

    LS as Princess Margaret unveils plaque. LS crowd. Good CU Princess Margaret. LS crowd of children. MS as Princess Margaret leaves to tour flats. CU plaque. Various interior shots of flat showing elderly woman Mrs Lily Hill in different rooms. MS of her boiling kettle and making tea. Various exterior shots of flats. MS Princess Margaret being greeted by Mayor of Camberwell.

    LS Margaret receiving purses from children and others. LS Margaret unveiling plaque. LS nurses and schoolgirls among crowd watching ceremony. MS Princess Margaret starting tour of flats. MS Mrs Hill greeting Princess Margaret and inviting her into flat. MS Princess Margaret leaving flat. LS children cheering. LS royal car leaving. LS sculptor Angelo Del-Gauchferta putting final touches on to stone plaque. Various shots putting plaque in place.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:02:00 / 01:10:39:00
    UN 2474 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2474 A
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities
    RoyalFamily The British Royal Family
  • Stills

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

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