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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the foundation stone of the new building of the House of Commons being laid by the Speaker, with Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee present.

  • Description

    London

    LS The inauguration of the new building of the House of Commons on 26th May 1948. Pan down Big Ben and along front facade of building. LS The Speaker's procession, including Mr. Clement Attlee (Prime Minister), Mr. Winston Churchill (Leader of the Opposition) and Lord Halifax. MS Mr Churchill speaking on rostrum, Mr Attlee and the Speaker also in the picture. CU. Foundation stone and inscription. MS Pan of House of Commons, showing scaffolding. LS High shot, MPs watching the ceremony, pan to rostrum made of scaffolding where Speaker stands. LS and MS Top shot of Speaker, Colonel Rt. Hon. D. Clifton Brown, in the laying the foundation stone. (3 shots). LS Same of stone being lowered into position on hoist. CU. Same, pan down to stone.

    Cuts 48/44.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2445.06
    Media URN:
    67058
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:57:00 / 01:18:30:00
    Canister:
    UN 1952 A

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