• Short Summary

    Duchess of York launches P & O liner, Strathmore, and renames bridge for Silver Jubilee.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Duchess of York in Barrow. HRH launches TSS Strathmore and renames Jubilee Bridge".

    Barrow-in-Furness (Barrow in Furness), Lancashire (now Cumbria).

    M/S of Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother) making speech. She releases catapult that smashes champagne bottle against hull of P & O liner, 'TSS Strathmore'. Various L/Ss of ship sliding down slipway into the sea. We hear cheering and band playing 'Rule Britannia'.

    M/S of Duchess unveiling a plaque covered by Union Jack. C/U of plaque - it marks renaming of Walney Bridge to Jubilee Bridge to mark 25th anniversary of King George V as monarch.

    High angled shot of Duchess, local dignitaries and her husband, the Duke of York (Prince Albert, King George VI). One of the dignitaries official speaks through a microphone, he asks the Duchess to cut the ribbon, marking end of renamed bridge. Duchess cuts ribbon and declares the bridge "free from toll". We hear exchange of pleasantries between Duchess and dignitary. A little girl presents a bouquet to the Duchess.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    821.46
    Media URN:
    9674
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:46:00 / 01:58:49:00
    Canister:
    35/28

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