• Short Summary

    The new peat burning power station at Portarlington, Eire is officially opened.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Minister Opens Portarlington Power Station".

    Portarlington, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    GV Portarlington Electricity generating station. SV Bishop of Kildare being greeted by Chairman, Mr RF Brown and Mr Daniel Morrissey, Minister for Industry. SV Bishop talking to the two men. SV Bishop and the two men together. CU Mr. Brown hands key to Mr Morrissey. SV Mr Morrissey opens door of power station. Angle shot of power station pan down to officials entering. SV Officials entering through doorway. LV Bishop of Kildare blessing generators. SV Mr. Morrissey, Minister for Industry watching official starting generator by turning large wheel. SV Morrissey and Brown looking at generator and dials. SV Mr Morrissey with Brown and Bishop of Kildare standing at control table in control room. CU Mr Morrissey pan to Bishop of Kildare.

    VS of large stockpile of peat. VS of peat arriving on train and being loaded into power station. Various shots of peat being cut for fuel with mechanical cutter. VS of peat being loaded into power station. GV Generator pan to control dial. SV Dials. SV man in control room pan to man at control desk. GV Two men working in control room. GV Power station.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Special For Ireland)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1462.32
    Media URN:
    47692
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:15:00 / 01:45:29:00
    Canister:
    50/32 (Special For Ireland)

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