• Short Summary

    Foundation stone of the new House of Commons being laid.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MR. SPEAKER FOUNDS NEW COMMONS".

    London.

    Arrival of Mr Winston Churchill and party to ceremony of laying foundation stone of new House of Commons. Mr Clement Attlee on platform delivering a speech (natural sound). He talks about eternal nature of House of Commons. Crowd listening. Side view, stone coming down. Front view, stone coming down. Side view, Brigadier General Clifton Brown, the Speaker of the House of Commons takes mallet to lay the stone. Several shots of Colonel Clifton Brown laying stone. Close up shot of foundation stone. Colonel Clifton Brown speaking - declaring that the stone has been well and truly laid and 'God bless the new House of Commons.'

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1430.08
    Media URN:
    46586
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:17:00 / 01:11:37:00
    Canister:
    48/44

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