• Short Summary

    Prince Henry inaugurates new borough of Wanstead and opens playground, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill accompany him.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Charter for Essex Borough".

    Official inauguration of new boroughs of Woodford and Wanstead, London / Essex.

    Various shots of official looking ceremony: crowd of people listen to Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester) giving a speech from a platform. On the platform with the Prince are various officials and dignitaries, including Mayor and Winston Churchill. In the speech. Prince Henry formerly hands over charter of incorporation and wishes good fortune to newly created borough of Wanstead and Woodford.

    Various shots of Prince officially opening new Ashton Playing Fields. Various shots of Prince walking around ground, he is accompanied by Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill (as MP for Epping division) and Lord Lieutenant of Essex Colonel Whitmore. We see the party inspecting new pavilion and passing game of football gym. A large crowd follows them. Various high angled L/Ss of keep fit exercise display.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    939.46
    Media URN:
    14009
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:00:00 / 01:36:22:00
    Canister:
    37/83

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Lieutenant of Essex Colonel Whitmore" is Sir Francis Whitmore.

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