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    Queen lays foundation stone in Birkenhead. Merseyside.

    Pan from buildings under construction to crowds around dais. LS Elevated Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) alighting from car and being received by the Lord Mayor of Birkenhead, Alderman Griffith Davies. Towards and pan they walk to dais. MS The Queen being presented with bouquet by schoolgirl, Patricia Anderson, while Mayor watches. LS Queen chatting to Patricia Anderson before moving on to dais. MS Queen and Mayor mount dais. MS Another angle Queen and Mayor mount dais. MS Queen looking at inscribed foundation stone. MS Queen tapping stone into place.

    MS Queen takes up her position again on the dais and is presented with an ornamental trowel as a memento from the architects. CU Queen examining ornamental trowel. MS Towards and pan Queen stepping down from dais and walking away to the accompaniment of three cheers. CU Queen waving to crowd as Mayor escorts her to car. LS Elevated Queen getting into car. CU Queen and lady-in-waiting seated in car as door is closed. MS Queen waving to crowd as car drives off. LS Elevated car drives away through crowds.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:02:00 / 01:52:33:00
    UN 2253 D
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    UN 2253 D
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