Liverpool's Civic Week ends with ceremony marking importance of the river Mersey.
Item title reads - City and sea "wedded". LIVERPOOL Picturesque ceremony of "marriage" between City of Liverpool and River Mersey - the mainspring of the "City Seaport's Greatness" - marks climax of great civic week. Lancashire (now Merseyside).
M/S as the camera pans across city officials and Lord Mayor, Margaret Bevan, walking down the road followed by a boat pulled by horses. Sea cadets and crowds of people stand at the side. Naval personnel march up the street behind the boat. M/S of officials on a balcony, a man holds a large ring, swings it backwards and forwards, and tosses it into the Mersey. M/S as a large wreath is thrown into the river. The Lord Mayor inspects a line of sailors.
Intertitle - 'Thousands of citizens visited the mighty "Rodney" built on the Merseyside, after she had berthed in vast Gladstone Dock, the largest in the world.'
L/S of the Rodney, various shots as it sails up to Gladstone Dock. Various shots of the sailors onboard. M/S from the front, it has other smaller boats around it.