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  • Short Summary

    The Prince of Wales opens the new Royal Tweed Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "British Steel... British Stone... British Labour! - H.R.H. The Prince of Wales inaugurates magnificent new Royal Tweed Bridge."

    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

    M/S shows the Prince of Wales (Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII) in military uniform, cutting a ribbon to open the new Royal Tweed Bridge; a crowd of dignitaries stand watching. M/Ss of the Prince talking to an old man in the crowd and shaking hands with men who have several medals on their coats (World War I veterans?). The Prince cuts another ribbon - the other side of the bridge maybe?

    High angle L/S of a crowd of people watching as several cars drive past and over the old Tweed Bridge, with the new bridge in the background. Panning L/S of the new bridge.

    Note: Lord Derby may be among the group seen here.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    726.28
    Media URN:
    34804
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:39:00 / 01:42:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1504

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