• Short Summary

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth open Derwent valley reservoir.

  • Description

    The mute neg. of the first ten seconds of the item (including the title) missing - sound only.

    KING OPENS $6,000,000 RESERVOIR

    Derwent, Derbyshire.

    Long shot of the Derwent valley in 1936. Long shot of the Derwent valley in 1945 with the completed reservoir. Close up shot of cutting stone for use in the reservoir. Large stones being lifted. Men at work on the huge pipes for the feeding of the reservoir. St. Andrews Cross flag flying over the reservoir.

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) walking up steps to open the reservoir. King and Queen unveiling the tablet to commemorate the opening. Crowds cheering and waving. Close up shot of the plaque, King and Queen reading the plaque. King opening the gate to the entrance to reservoir. Crowds cheering. Several shots of the 320 ft deep shaft of the reservoir. Close up shot of the King and Queen passing the camera. King opens the valve to release water into the reservoir. Several shots of water pouring into the reservoir.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1165.19
    Media URN:
    40276
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:20:00 / 01:37:10:00
    Canister:
    45/79

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