• Short Summary

    Lord Swinton, Minister for Air, officially declares Gatwick airport open.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "New Airport opened at Gatwick".

    Gatwick, Surrey / West Sussex.

    M/S of Lord Swinton (Minister for Air) giving speech from platform to crowd. He declares the airport officially open. M/S of aeroplane with propellers spinning, preparing for take off. M/S of Union Jack flying. Panning shot of planes lined up on airfield in front of new terminus. Various shots of crowd. Narrator explains Gatwick airport has its own railway station which allows passengers to get to centre of London within half an hour.

    Note: item finished very abruptly - possible end of track and print are missing. AH 2001.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    879.03
    Media URN:
    12907
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:35:00 / 01:06:37:00
    Canister:
    36/46

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