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  • Short Summary

    The Prince of Wales opens extension of Royal Edward Dock in Bristol, visits Greenhithe, a factory and unveils the Dover Patrol Memorial.

  • Description

    Various footage shows the Prince of Wales visits Bristol, Greenhithe, unidentified factory and Dover.

    Full titles read: "The Prince of Wales in the West Country - Acting for the first time as Master of the Merchant Navy & Fishing Fleet, H.R.H. opens extension of Royal Edward Dock."

    Avonmouth, Bristol.

    Various shots of a ship coming into dock - could be the Gayano. The Prince of Wales (Duke of Windsor, King Edward VIII) and others walk down ramp of the ship. The Prince inspects boy cadets on dock.

    Intertitle reads: "At Greenhithe, the Prince attended Prize Day on the "Worcester" - and got the boys an extra week's holiday."
    Wide shot old sailing ship Worcester, used for training, in harbour at Greenhithe. Dim shot Prince of Wales meeting officer on board ship. L/S as the Prince is rowed away from ship.

    Prince of Wales touring some industrial place - first shots look like may be shipyard. Then shots of Prince and party walking around old brick factory buildings, past crowd of mostly working class men and boys. The Prince lifts his hat to the crowd as he goes by. The Prince and a Mayor come walking out of a marquee. The Prince watches as two men lower cornerstone (says Scottish Veterans Garden City and has 1924 date).

    Intertitle reads: "Prince of Wales - happily recovered from recent indisposition, unveils Dover Patrol Memorial."
    The Prince of Wales at military ceremony in Dover. He inspects Dover Patrol & unveils a memorial to men from that group. Union Jacks fall from large monument.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    738.17
    Media URN:
    35012
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:45:00 / 01:44:05:00
    Canister:
    ON 476 E

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