Various shots of the procession of the new Lord Mayor of London, Sir Frederick Rowland, from Alderman's Court to Guildhall, back to Alderman's Court and returning to Guildhall.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
MS. A robed Sheriff watching firemen at work on a minor fire in a street near Guildhall, a fire engine is parked nearby. (2 shots) MS. Towards camera, procession of Liverymen from Alderman's Court to Guildhall at the election of the new Lord Mayor of London, 29th September 1949. MS and CU Side view of Liverymen in procession, carrying the traditional nosegays. MS. Liverymen in procession. MS. Liverymen in procession, pan to back view showing Guildhall in background. CU and MS The Present Lord Mayor, Sir George Aylwyn (1948-49) and another official carrying the mace, in procession. MS Liverymen in procession. CU Sir George Aylwyn and official entering Guildhall. Sign above entrance - 'Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and City Officers'. CU Pan across signs over entrance to Guildhall giving the various City of London Companies. MS. The procession back to the Alderman's Court. (2 shots). MS and CU Procession returns to Guildhall, including judges in wigs. (6 shots). MS. Entering Guildhall. CU Plaque 'Site of the Guildhall Chapel 1299 -1822'. CU Company signs over doorway (Grocers, Gun-makers, Haberdashers and Horners; Inn-holders, Ironmakers and Joiners). MS. and CU Sir George Aylwyn and 74-year-old Sir Frederick Rowland (elected new Lord Mayor) standing at entrance to Guildhall posing for photographers. (4 shots). MS. The Lord Mayor's entering his car. MS. Mace bearer hands mace in to them. MS. Bearer hands ceremonial sword into car. MS. Car drives off.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 30/09/1949.