Prince Philip opens new Mersey Mission to Seamen in Liverpool.
Royal train arriving at Lime Street station. Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh is greeted by the Lord Lieutenant Earl of Derby and is introduced to the Lord Mayor and his wife. Duke inspects Guard of Honour of Merchant Seamen outside Kingston House - the new headquarters of the Mersey Mission to Seamen. Duke unveils plaque commemorating visit to declare the building open. Shot of the plaque. Duke talking to seamen inside the building. Two general views of the new of the Mersey Mission to seamen. Crowd shots as Duke leaves for the dock area. Duke inspects the Princes, Huskisson and Canada docks, including work of reconstruction after war damage. Ships unloading sugar on the dockside and shot of Duke leaving submarine "Explorer" after a call on the way to the docks. People looking on as Duke leaves in car. Duke aboard vessel S. F. Vigilant - shots of the Duke seeing the dock. Scene from the river of the ships "Carinthia" and "Empress of India" and the "Vigilant" in the Gladstone River Lock. Shots of the Vigilant in the lock. Shots of the Duke inspecting the work of reconstructing the Canada Langton area. Shot of the Duke handing Merit Awards to young athletes at the Liverpool Boys' Association Lony Lane Playing Field.
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Date found in the old record - 21/03/1958.