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    Full title reads: "The new gateway to Wales. The new electrically controlled bridge at Queen's Ferry opened by Colonel Ashley, Minister of Transport. Cost of construction £80,000 ... toll free".

    Queensferry, Clwyd, Wales.

    M/S of Colonel Wilfred Ashley M.P. and other dignitaries standing at end of new bridge. L/S of the two ends of bridge lifting up to allow boats to pass beneath. M/S of man opening gate allowing Ashley and dignitaries to walk over bridge. L/S of two sections of bridge lowering to create flat surface to drive or walk across. M/S of three cars driving over bridge. C/U of Ashley giving a speech. L/S of bridge taken from side of River Dee.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:38:51. Shots same or similar to those in edited bit of story.

    Note: according to old records Mrs. Ashley was also in attendance, although there are no obvious shots of her in story or cuts. AH 2001.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:30:00 / 01:41:35:00
    G 1350
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    G 1350
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