• Description

    Slough, Berkshire (was Buckinghamshire).

    Full title reads: "New Headquarters St. John Ambulance Brigade Opened at Slough".

    Miss Olga Serena (celebrity?) and high ranking officers of St. John's Ambulance Brigade open a new headquarters in Slough, Berkshire.

    L/S of large Georgian-style house, a banner hangs over part of it. Various shots of ranks of nurses and St. John's Ambulance men (of South Bucks. Core). A crowd of local dignitaries, including Mayor of Slough, are also present.

    M/S of Sir Major General Percival Wilkinson. He welcomes Miss Serena with a handshake. Miss S. is given a bouquet before inspecting the nurses. Mr. H. Tyson Chambers presents Miss S. with a key. Miss S. makes a speech and opens doors of new H.Q. As she walks in the door, the banner is pulled away, revealing a plaque reading: 'The Serena Headquarters'.

    Various shots of dignitaries filing in through the door to look around H.Q. C/U of St. John's flag. M/S of new St. J.'s ambulance. General shots of people standing outside house and coming out of door. M/S of Miss S. posing on front door. We see Miss S. passing crowd as she leaves.

    Note: bottom of title obscured by timecode bar on tape *PM0883* - says something about this story being part of serial for Adelphi Cinema. Item looks like local interest story - maybe cut for Buckinghamshire cinemas? AH 2001.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:21:00 / 01:10:34:00
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