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  • Short Summary

    Lord Cornwallis opens King's Ferry bridge to the public, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

  • Description

    The Isle Sheppey, Kent.

    Full titles read: "AFTER 73 YEARS - Lord Cornwallis declares King's Ferry Bridge open and abolishes the time-old tolls !"

    L/S of the King's Ferry Bridge with carnival style flags draped across it. High angled shot of Lord Cornwallis (Lord Stanley Wykeham, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Kent) with a man in robes and chains (looks like a mayor), as well as other dignitaries. He opens gateway to allow bystanders on the outside onto the bridge. L/S of Cornwallis leading the crowd of people across. L/S's of motor cars driving across.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    794.22
    Media URN:
    35987
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:44:00 / 01:30:54:00
    Canister:
    G 1621

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