• Short Summary

    London's new Lord Mayor, Sir Edmund Stockdale, was officially admitted to office at the Guildhall, London, November 13.

  • Description

    1.
    Car arrives
    0.05

    2.
    City officials arrive
    0.07

    3.
    Group outside Guildhall
    0.10

    4.
    Old Lord Mayor arrives
    0.16

    5.
    INT. Old Lord Mayor walks through crowd to seat beside new Lord Mayor
    0.42

    6.
    Crowd
    0.44

    7.
    New Lord Mayor signs book and the Lord Mayors change seats
    0.71

    8.
    Crowd
    0.72

    9.
    Chamberlain gives old Lord Mayor sceptre, new Lord Mayor takes it and puts it on table
    0.85



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    Background: London's new Lord Mayor, Sir Edmund Stockdale, was officially admitted to office at the Guildhall, London, November 13.

    His predecessor in office, Sir Harold Gillett, was preceded by the sword and mace as he walked in procession past the Aldermen and City officials to the ceremony.

    The installation - known as "the silent change" as it is conducted for the most part without speech - followed the traditional lunch at the Mansion House where the old Lord Mayor sits at the head of the table with his successor beside him.

    After reading the usual declaration, the Lord Mayor Elect signed the book and then exchanged seats with the retiring Lord Mayor. Sir Edmund assumed the powers of his new office after making a declaration before the Queen's Judges the following day, when the city streets were filled with crowds watching the Lord Mayor's procession.

    When the new Lord Mayor had read the declaration, he was presented with the insignia of office, which include a small sceptre. Sir Edmund is London's 632nd Lord Mayor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JNU67DRG3T005MZV7MIX076M
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JNU67DRG3T005MZV7MIX076M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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