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  • Short Summary

    Opening of Centre Airport Hotel at Heathrow.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    New hotel for London Airport (Heathrow Airport).

    Panning shot along exterior of modern hotel, an aeroplane can be seen taking off in background. MS car park and main entrance to the Centre Airport Hotel. MS & CU wall mural in entrance hall, very modern. MS sign over entrance: "Centre Airport Hotel". VS Mr. Bill Gwynne performing opening ceremony by sawing through a piece of wood with the name of the hotel on it, he is surrounded by air hostesses from different airlines.

    VS reception going on in large lounge which looks out over the airport. VS "Miss London Airport" (Carol Marshall), with other stewardesses looking out across airport. MS & CU Miss London Airport with the Mayor of Hillingdon. MS group of press photographers in action. MS cake cutting ceremony. MS inside one of the double rooms, including double glazing in windows to reduce noise from airport. VS in the modern kitchen with cooks preparing food.

    Date on dope sheet is 30/04/1968.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3233.16
    Media URN:
    90344
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:15:00 / 01:35:08:00
    Canister:
    UN 4345 E

Comments (2)

  1. patrick.kessack says

    The attractive Air Canada hostess assisting Mr Gwynne cutting the \"ribbon\" is Anna Walker (married name) who worked for Air Canada at Heathrow in the late 1960s. She later worked for Malaysian Airlines based in London in their Sales Department in the 1980s.

  2. patrick.kessack says

    Patrick Kessack can be reached at: patrick.kessack@yahoo.com

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