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  • Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth opens site for new shopping centre in Coventry.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Coventry, Midlands.

    Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) on dais cutting tape to open site for new shopping centre which is to be built. People waving and cheering. Pan, Princess walking across green with Mayor W. H. Malcolm, to greet old people. Close up shot of Mrs Emma Morton - 99 years old. Angle shot, Princess talking to old woman. Group of children - one boy sucking thumb. Angle shot of Princess talking to Mrs Morton, who is deaf.

    Close up shot of a sign 'City of Coventry Arena of Industries'. Back view, Princess and Mayor looking at turbine engine exhibit. Close up shot of Princess talking to Mayor. Top view, Princess and Mayor, pan to exhibits. Close up, pan, Princess smiling and walks past camera. Pan, Princess and Mayor walking past exhibit.

    Possibly connected with 48/43 - MD.

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    Film ID:
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    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:27:00 / 01:19:14:00
    UNSO Reel 027 G

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