• Short Summary

    Various shots of Prince Philip arriving at the playing fields, making his speech and opening the new fields.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Watford, Hertfordshire

    LS Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, arrives to open the new Woodside Playing Fields. He walks along with Mayor of Watford (Alderman E C Amey), and is introduced to a line of VIPs. LS Duke and Mayor walk onto dais to much cheering from the school children. MS and CU Duke reads from his address saying that the National Playing Fields Association had decided to allocate money to this sort of scheme, and they helped establish this ground at Woodside. He declares the track open. CU Local people listening to the speech. LS The crowd rise to their feet to cheer Prince Philip. LS Relay runner Bobby Scholes arrives with message for the Queen, he runs up the steps to the Mayor. MS Duke with Mayor leaves dais for running track.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 04/11/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2808.12
    Media URN:
    82240
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:16:00 / 01:31:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 2785 B

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