Preparations for the Coronation carry on as the date approaches.
Regent Street, London. LV. Interior, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths workshops. SCU. Mounters and setters working on crown and part of arch. CU. Craftsman working on part of arch of Imperial State Crown. CU. Another craftsman inspecting crown. CU. Diamonds being placed into arch. FCU. Diamond being set into part of arch. SCU. Arch being set. SCU. Arch being placed on crown. CU. Jewels laid out on bench. Right f.g. SCU. Stuart sapphire. Second star of Africa, cut from Cullinan diamond, being held against crown., and Black Prince's Ruby is held against crown.
Braintree, Essex. LV.SCU. Bill Beard, aged 69, twisting silk threads. CU. Bill Beard, aged 69, twisting silk threads, twisting thread between thumb and forefinger. SV. Alf Fuller, aged 16, weaving cloth of gold. CU. Alf Fuller. CU. Shuttle being passed back and forth across frame. CU. Alf Fuller's output for one day. A yard of cloth of gold held in front of camera. SV. Mr. David Eccles, Minister of Works, talking to Joyce Pigeon in charge of a power loom, making Queensway material for the Abbey drapings. CU. Material on loom. Pattern clearly seen. SCU. Mr. Eccles and Joyce Pigeon. CU. Material on loom. SV. Joyce Pigeon, Mr. Eccles, designer of fabrics Mr. Goodden, listen as Mr. Alec Hunter points out pieces of material. CU. Joyce Pigeon and Mr. Eccles holding material.
Glasgow, Scotland: LV.STV. The widest power loom in the world, being used to make coronation carpet. CU. "Heddles" and "warps" in action. CU. Miss Netti Mckenzie, 42 years with firm, finishing a carpet. LV. Group of finishers working on carpet which will lie in the nave of the abbey.
Buckingham Palace, London: LV. State coach being wheeled out. CU. State coach. SV. Pan, panels on side of coach. SCU.CU. Pan, two figures at back of coach carrying Imperial Fasces, topped with tridents. SV. Postillions wearing livery, mounted on their horses, being attached to coach. SV. Another postillion on horseback coming up to coach. SV. Pan, horses being harnessed to coach. SV. Pan, postillions and horses. CU. Ornate harness on horse,pan up to liveried postillion. SV. CU. Ornate heads of horses. SV. Front view, postillions and walking grooms standing by coach. AS. Postillions and walking grooms in State coach with postillions and walking grooms in state dress. CU. Top view, pan, coach. BV. Horses, CU. Pan, ornate wheel. SV. Pan, horses, postillions and walking grooms leading state coach, pan with state coach. (Lav. & Neg.) (Orig. "I")