Hudson Bay Company honours Sir Winston at Beaver Hall, London.
Unissued / unused material.
Presentation to Sir Winston Churchill at Beaver Hall, London.
Sound starts at 01:41:44.
CU scroll. Various shots people applauding. LS Churchill speaking (no sound). LS audience applauding, standing and giving three cheers. MS Churchill studying portraits. LS Churchill arriving.
MS Governor of Hudson Bay Company, W. J. Keswick speaking, he says: "I want to make one final point, the final point, we traders, we merchant adventurers, in the City, have had very few, too few, occasions when we could express our esteem our gratitude for all that has been done for us and our affection for you Sir. We want to do so today, quite simply, but very sincerely, we are delighted that you are our Lord Siegneur ... to the greatest living Statesman of our time" (natural sound). LS Keswick hands scroll to Churchill. MS Churchill speaking: "My Lords ...". He goes on to thank the Hudson Bay Company for enrolling him and says he will treasure the memories all the remaining years of his life. CU Churchill continuing, he jokingly refers to the family connection with the Duke of Marlborough, he also refers to John Churchill's connection with the Hudson Bay Company. LS three cheers for Churchill. CU portrait of the Duke of Marlborough.
Date on original record is 01/04/1956.
NB: spacing between some shots.