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  • Short Summary

    Opening of the General Post Office Tower in London.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of the speeches made by Mr Anthony Wedgwood Benn and Sir Billy Butlin at the opening of the General Post Office Tower in London. The two men jointly cut a ribbon to open the GPO Tower officially. MS. Crowd of guests on observation floor. Low angle views of the GPO Tower. CU. Sign 'Open to Public' and then shots of the queue of people waiting to go up Tower. Various low angle shots of the Tower and pan up from base. CU. People in street looking upwards. Various shots of the queue moving forwards. MS. In foyer of Tower. CU. At cash desk with the money going across and tickets being issued. Various shots of Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Sir Billy Butlin and other members of the official party including the Mayor of Marylebone. They are on an observation floor and then go to the revolving restaurant. GV. From the Tower, picking out the famous landmarks of London. Various shots as the lift opens and the first visitors arrive, the general public. They observe London for the first time at this height.

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    Date found in the old record - 19/05/1966.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3203.26
    Media URN:
    89728
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1966
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:13:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:55:00 / 01:55:32:00
    Canister:
    UN 4140 C

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