• Short Summary

    Herbert Morrison opens a large building project in Hull - possibly the Humber bridge.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Hull. A Gigantic Enterprise. Mr Herbert Morrison - Minister of Transport - sets great building scheme to cost 2 million pounds into being."

    Hull, East Yorkshire.

    Herbert Morrison (looking very young) speaks about building project. A group of men stand behind him. He is talking about the building of a large bridge over the River Humber. An unidentified man talks about the current ferry service - Morrison jokes about swimming the Humber.

    Shots of podium - an unidentified man is speaking about the history of the project.

    Morrison is asked to lay a stone marking his visit - he makes a short speech and jokingly refers to Winston Churchill and his bricklaying exploits.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    757.22
    Media URN:
    8327
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:27:00 / 01:40:55:00
    Canister:
    31/5

Comments (1)

  1. richarran@aol.com says

    The man handing the mallet to the Minister of Transport and telling him he has done a good job is Robert Greenwood TARRAN of TARRAN Industries and at a later date the Sherriff of Hull. He was my Great Uncle. He can be seen in photographs of the moving of the Wilberforce Monument

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