• Short Summary

    Newsbriefs include royal holiday in Scotland, and new aluminium houses in Manchester.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Newsbriefs.

    Various locations.

    M/S as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) arrive at Ballater station Balmoral for their holiday in Scotland. He is dressed in kilt and Highland costume. He inspects the Guard of Honour of a Scottish Regiment. The Queen watches with Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret. The King shakes hands with some of the men.

    Chelmsford, Essex. Various shots as a movie camera is fitted in a police car to catch people committing traffic violations. Various shots as people cycle past. Various shots of vehicles and pedestrians committing offences.

    Wythenshaw, Greater Manchester. Various shots of a lorry with a large tarpaulin covering the loads. M/S as a crane swings part of an aluminium house from the lorry. M/S's as workmen push half a section into position on rollers. C/U of workman operating a lever to manipulate the sections of the house together. C/U's of the two sections of the house gradually coming together at the centre. M/S interiors of the house, showing cupboards and drawers fixed to the walls. M/S of the new houses, a woman unlocks to the door to hers.

    L/S of empty storage tanks, a cafe owner puts a sign up which reads 'no tea no gas' after gas strike. M/S of a family brewing tea with an urn on a wood fire in the garden of their house. M/S as the milkman drops in for a cup. C/U of a housewife frying sausages on an open fire in her garden while her small son looks on with interest.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:02:00 / 01:52:21:00

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