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  • Short Summary

    Exhibition at Westminster Palace celebrating 100th anniversary of Big Ben clock.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Big Ben exhibition, Westminster Palace, London.

    Various shots of man chiming model bells of Big Ben - a chart tells him how to recreate Big Ben's hourly chimes. Old prints show the testing of Big Ben, transporting the clock across Westminster Bridge and casting of bells. Model of belfry. Photos showing Big Ben in past. Various shots of photographs of Sir Charles Barry (architect), Edward Charles Dent (clock maker) and Sir Benjamin Hall who have his name to the clock. Wooden frame from which the moulds for the gears and other parts were made. Various shots of birthday cards which have been sent to Big Ben on it's 100th Anniversary. LS Jewell Tower which houses the exhibition. CU of wooden replica.

    Crowd cutaways. Mr. W. S. Morrison giving speech. Shots showing presentation to Minister of Works. Various shots Prime Minister Harold Macmillan looking at exhibits. Various shots Hugh Gaitskell and wife looking at Big Ben exhibition.

    Date on dope sheet is 02/06/1959.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2734.08
    Media URN:
    80491
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:45:00 / 01:24:35:00
    Canister:
    UN 3242 B

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