Footage of official opening of the Goonhilly satellite and communications centre, Cornwall.
Goonhilly Earth Station. Cornwall.
GV Goonhilly earth station showing one of the new aerials. M/S of Mr John Stonehouse, Postmaster General, making inauguration speech. SV Ditto, as he turns round and unveils plaque. CU The commemorative plaque. AS Pan showing dish of aerial. CU Showing monitor screen transmitting pictures live from Japan. SV Mr. Stonehouse and Japanese Charge D'Affaires toasting in front of monitor screen.
GV Control room of monitor screen from London and Tokyo. CU Operator on telephone. Pan down to another operator. SV Operator checking correct tracking of the two aerials. Pan up to show monitors on wall working. CU Japanese Charge D'Affaires sitting at large console. SV Operators checking equipment. CU Row of buttons on console. GV One of the aerials at Goonhilly.