Sir Winston Churchill, 85 next month, flew to Cambridge Oct 17 to plant two trees on the site of Churchill College - the GBP3,500,000 College of Science and Technology which will open its doors in two year's time.
LV PAN..Crowd to Churchill arrives.
MV Churchill moves to tree.
CU Children look on.
SV Churchill uses spade.
CV Girl spectators.
SV Churchill moves away.
LV PAN..from crowd to tent in b/g.
MV Churchill speaks.
SV Applauding crowd.
CV PAN..Model of new college.
CV PAN..from Onlookers to model.
CV Churchill says 'Good-bye' to official.
SV Moves to car.
SV Crowd waves.
SV Car away.
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Background: Sir Winston Churchill, 85 next month, flew to Cambridge Oct 17 to plant two trees on the site of Churchill College - the GBP3,500,000 College of Science and Technology which will open its doors in two year's time.
In one of his enormous hats firmly clamped on his head while a strong wind blew, Sir Winston shovelled heartily at his task, watched by an assembly of dons and industrial patrons. With the shovelling done. Churchill College formally existed - comprised so far of four piles of sample bricks and the two trees, one an oak, the other a mulberry.
The College is also on a solid financial foundation: Fords have donated a million dollars and the UK Transport and General Workers' Union GBP50,000.
In a speech of thanks to the donors, Sir Winston said: "We must depend for survival on our brains, on skilled minds that are more than any other at least proportionally equal to those in the U.S. and Russian people in the world, Britain must rely on the enterprise and trained ingenuity of her people."
Sir Winston, accompanied by Lady Churchill, was welcomed by Sir John Cockroft, the U.K. atom scientist, who is to be Churchill College's first Master.