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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Wembley Stadium nearing completion and safety checks being performed, Wembley, Middlesex, (Greater London).

  • Description

    Wembley, Middlesex (now Greater London).

    Full titles read: "For next Year's CUP FINAL - Wonderful new Stadium to accommodate 125,000 is rapidly approaching completion."

    L/S's of labourers hard at work under one of the stands at Wembley. One man lifts up a his wheel barrow and empties cement out. L/S of workers digging with spades. Camera pans from to left to right over the incomplete stands of the new stadium.

    Several shots of from inside the stadium. L/S of the roof still under construction. L/S's of workers hammering and digging under stand.

    L/S of stand filled with sandbags, a sign at the back of the stand reads: "TEST LOAD OF 300 TONS."

    L/S of men standing up in terrace, they all suddenly sit down together. L/S's of men running forward suddenly to the front of the terrace. L/S of them standing up in unison. L/S's of men swaying from side to side together.

    Various more shots of men sitting down, swaying and running to left hand side of the stadium. L/S of the men stamping their feet, waving and cheering. L/S of crane scooping up soil from the ground.

    Note: The footage showing sand bag tests appears to be cuts from a story on Pathe Master Tape *PM0298*, Film ID 298.09 "SAFETY FIRST: WEMBLEY STADIUM". Also, footage of people testing the stands appears to be cuts from *PM0298*, Film ID 298.24 "A PRACTICAL TEST: WEMBLEY".

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:39:00 / 01:48:28:00
    G 933

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