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    Prince Edward opens the brand new Watling Street.

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    Dartford, Kent.

    Title: "NEW WATLING STREET first built by the Romans 1,870 years ago - remade at a cost of over a million pounds, opened by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales".

    Panning shot showing a decorative stand packed with onlookers, a ribbon stretching across the new road, lots of flags and bunting and a platform from which Prince Edward makes a speech before pulling a lever that releases the ribbon. M/S of the Prince accompanied by several dignitaries walking along the new road past the stand. M/S of the Prince chatting with an official looking gentleman.

    High angled L/S of a procession of cars driving down the (otherwise deserted) New Watling Street, empty fields stretch out from either side of the road. A few seconds of spacing follow. More shots of the procession of cars coming down the new road. Various point of view shots from one of the cars travelling down the new road.

    More shots of the opening ceremony showing the decorative stand, platforms and ribbons, several press photographers dash about taking pictures of the event. Various shots of the Prince, accompanied by an officer, inspecting a troop of soldiers (could be cuts from another story?). M/S of men tying the ceremonial ribbon across the new road.

    Note: latter part of item appears to be cuts. Contains shots of a Prince inspecting a troop of soldiers - could be either Albert or Edward - looks like out takes from another Gazette Story from this time. AH 2000.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:32:00 / 01:14:47:00
    G 1140

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