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    Cuts from newsreel 49/45 - Winston Churchill receives Freedom of the Borough of Kensington.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Cuts from newsreel 49/45 - Winston Churchill receives Freedom of the Borough of Kensington.

    General view of scene inside Town Hall with the Mayor, Councillor JH Huxley, speaking from platform. L/S of personalities taking their places on the platform. Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone is seen on left of platform. Churchill, the Mayor and Mrs Clementine Churchill also seen.

    M/S of Churchill coming to front of platform and showing the baton to audience. M/S of man and woman in audience listening. L/S of Churchill speaking. C/U of Mayor's hand taking up baton and handing it to Churchill. L/S of Churchill speaking from platform. C/U of clergyman in audience. C/U of man in audience clapping. M/S of audience clapping.

    Various shots show the Mayor handing the baton and Freeman's Roll to Churchill and Churchill signing the Roll.

    M/S of exterior of Kensington Town Hall. C/U of The Earl of Athlone arriving. M/S of Churchill getting out of his car on arrival at the Hall, tipping his top hat and being introduced to personalities. M/Ss of Winston and Mrs Churchill before entering hall. General view of hall with ceremony in progress. M/S of personalities taking their seats on the platform. M/S of Churchill sitting down.

    Some very short sections of sound, mostly of people applauding, but this is almost entirely mute footage.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:44:00 / 01:22:41:00
    UN 2135 C

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