• Short Summary

    New Lord Mayor of London is admitted at Guildhall.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "LONDON'S NEW LORD MAYOR - Admission Ceremony at the Guildhall. - THIS IS THE FIRST OCCASION ON WHICH THIS HISTORIC CEREMONY HAS BEEN FILMED."

    London.

    Various shots of the procession of City of London's dignitaries in their ceremonial robes moving slowly through rows of people at the ceremony of admission of London's new Lord Mayor at Guildhall. New Lord Mayor Sir Harry Twyford approaches a desk to be sworn in by the Town Clerk. He repeats the oath read by the Town Clerk - natural sound. New Lord Mayor sings the declaration. The old Lord Mayor steps down from his seat and the new Lord Mayor takes it. Old Lord Mayor presents the new one with the sceptre, seal of the office of Mayoralty, Purse, the sword and the Mace. Old and new Lord Mayor shake hands, others congratulate the new Lord Mayor and they form a procession and walk slowly towards the door.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    937.25
    Media URN:
    13929
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:01:00 / 01:24:18:00
    Canister:
    37/90

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "sworn in by the Town Clerk" - his name is Alfred Roach.

    "The old Lord Mayor steps down" - his name is Sir George Broadbridge.

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