Cabinet Ministers attend Silver Wedding anniversary reception for Mr and Mrs Clement Attlee.
Unissued / Unused material.
Shots taken at a reception given for Mr and Mrs Clement Attlee on their Silver Wedding anniversary by Mr and Mrs Herbert Morrison and attended by the Cabinet. London.
MS back view of Mr and Mrs Herbert Morrison chatting to Alfred Barnes, Minister of Transport. MS's group of Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health, The Morrisons, Barnes, and Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer. MS's Aneurin Bevan and the Morrisons. CU Morrison helping himself to cakes, proffered by his wife. MS's the Morrisons and Ernest Bevin, Foreign Minister, drinking together.
CU Bevin, biting his lip as if deep in thought. MS's A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, chatting to George Hall, Colonial Minister. MS's John Strachey, Food Minister, chatting. CU Ellen Wilkinson, former Minister of Education, chatting. CU's Mr and Mrs Attlee shaking hands with various people. CU's Attlees and Morrisons chatting and drinking. MS's Tom Williams, Minister of Agriculture, in a group. MS Ellen Wilkinson and Hugh Dalton. MS's Morrison handing the Attlees a silver salver, a gift from the Cabinet. MS's as they all drink the toast.
CU Dalton panning along group to Attlee, who is thanking them for the gift. CU Morrison, still eating. CU Sir Stafford Cripps, Board of Trade, chatting to George Hall. CU's Mrs Morrison, Ellen Wilkinson and Mrs Attlee. MS the Attlees arm in arm, and Morrison in foreground with James Chuter Ede, Home Secretary and Ernest Bevin in background. CU good shot of Dalton laughing. CU the silver salver with the names of the cabinet inscribed, and Attlee's head is reflected in it.