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  • Short Summary

    The Duke of York opens new Power Station, Birmingham, West Midlands.

  • Description

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Full titles read: "GIANT NEW ELECTRIC POWER STATION AT HAMS HALL OPENED BY THE DUKE OF YORK."

    L/S's of the the very large power station. The camera pan left to reveal two large cooling towers. M/S of sign on building which reads: "CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ELECTRIC SUPPLY DEPT - HAMS HALL POWER STATION"

    L/S's of the Duke of York's (Prince Albert, King George VI) royal car arriving from which he climbs out. The Duke is surrounded by numerous dignitaries (one looks like a mayor as he is wearing robes and chains).

    L/S's of the Duke meeting war veterans standing in line outside the power station. L/S's and M/S's of machinery inside the plant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    808.19
    Media URN:
    19545
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:44:00 / 01:28:34:00
    Canister:
    G 1657

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