• Short Summary

    Duke of Kent visits industrial estate in Wales, launches lifeboat & opens promenade in Blackpool.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Near Cardiff".

    Prince George, the Duke of Kent, in Wales and Blackpool.

    Wales.

    Various shots of Duke visiting industrial estate, accompanied by entourage of dignitaries. It is the Treforest (Treeforest?) Trading Estate, built to bring new industries and employment to poverty stricken area.

    Various shots of mechanical diggers shifting earth - the estate is still being constructed. M/S of girl (14 year old Margaret Roberts) presenting Duke with doll dressed in Welsh National Costume. Various shots of Prince being driven away in the back of a car.

    Blackpool, Lancashire.

    Various shots of Duke and Lord Derby walking past crowds. The Duke is greeted by the Lord Mayor of Blackpool. He then proceeds to open an RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) boathouse. Various shots of Duke watching as new lifeboat, 'Sarah Ann Austin' is launched into the sea.

    Various shots of Duke opening latest section of Blackpool's North Shore promenade. Dignitaries watch as he ceremonially cuts a ribbon across the prom.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    939.63
    Media URN:
    14026
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:52:00 / 01:57:00:00
    Canister:
    37/85

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