• Short Summary

    West Indies emigrants arrive at Southampton just before start of new Immigration Act.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SOUTHAMPTON - IMMIGRANTS BEAT CLOCK".

    Various shots of immigrants from the West Indies on board the Spanish emigrant ship Begona about to land at Southampton. Commentator explains that the ship arrives only hours before the new Commonwealth Immigrants Act comes into force.

    Emigrants board a tender to take them ashore. Master at Arms collects their landing tickets. Emigrants walk down gangplank. Two young children sit reading comics on the tender, 7-year-old Foster Mae Brown and 12-year-old Mary Williams, who travelled on her own.

    Several shots of West Indian people coming ashore. Commentator says "The large influx of coloured people from Commonwealth countries has created several problems, but Britain does not intend to call a halt. The government's attitude on the matter will remain liberal and humane, as it has been all along."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1723.11
    Media URN:
    53496
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:51:00 / 01:13:58:00
    Canister:
    62/54

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