• Short Summary

    THE STATUE ERECTED IN HONOUR OF LORD DELAMERE, ONE OF EAST AFRICA'S FOREMOST PIONEERS, HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM ONE OF NAIROBI'S MAIN INTERSECTIONS.

  • Description

    THE STATUE ERECTED IN HONOUR OF LORD DELAMERE, ONE OF EAST AFRICA'S FOREMOST PIONEERS, HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM ONE OF NAIROBI'S MAIN INTERSECTIONS. IT WILL BE HOUSED IN THE SORSSIE GALLERY.

    THE STATUE WAS DISMANTLED FOLLOWING A "FRIENDLY TALK" BETWEEN THE PRESENT LORD DELAMERE AND NAIROBI'S MAYOR, ALD. C. RUSIA. THE MAYOR LATER COMMENTED: "LORD DELAMERE'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF KENYA IS UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED ... AND AM GLAD THE STATUE CAN BE PRESERVED FOR ITS HISTORICAL INTEREST."
    THE PRESENT LORD DELAMERE, IN SEEKING THE STATUE'S REMOVAL SAID TIMES WERE CHANGING AND "INDIVIDUALS MUST BE PREPARED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS."
    FILM SHOWS THE STATUE IN THE HEART OF NAIROBI AND SHOTS OF WORKMEN DISMANTLING IT.

    KENYA NEWSPAPERS HAVE FORECAST THAT A STATUE OF MR. JOMO KENYATTA, THE PRESENT PRIME MINISTERS, WILL SHORTLY REPLACE IT.

    (THE 9 FOOT HIGH STATUE OF LORD DELAMERE WAS CAST IN 1939. HE DIED SOME YEARS EARLIER.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LATQAGBN7JA7DZ44GY2S5RIG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LATQAGBN7JA7DZ44GY2S5RIG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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