• Short Summary

    Attlee lays the foundation stone of the Royal Festival Hall.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "£2,000,000 Hall For 1951 Festival".

    Royal Festival Hall, South Bank of the River Thames, London.

    GV Elevated - the concert hall site with Houses of Parliament in background. Top view of site under construction.

    LV Workmen mixing cement etc. SV Workmen tipping out cement from barrows. Angle shot workmen with barrow.

    SV Pan Prime Minister Clement Attlee and officials stepping up onto platform for ceremony.

    SV Workmen on scaffold applauding.

    SV Attlee walking to position on platform. SV Attlee speaking, Herbert Morrison in background. SV People applauding.

    SV Attlee cementing around edge of foundation stone.

    SV People looking on. SV Attlee speaking: 'I declare this stone well and truly laid.' Top view of site.

    SV Model of completed concert hall. SV. Showing interior. GV. River and Westminster in background.

    Attlee's speech: 'I hope this concert hall will long endure to give the opportunity for the finest music, the greatest singers and players to be heard and to give pleasure and refreshment of the soul to generations of Londoners yet unborn.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:22:00 / 01:05:03:00

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