Princess Margaret opens new Post and Mail newspaper office in Birmingham.
Birmingham, West Midlands.
GV. The new Birmingham Post and Mail building. Angle shot, front of building, pan down to building. SV. Princess Margaret and husband Lord Snowdon (Anthony Armstrong Jones) shaking hands with dignitaries outside the building. CU. Crowd waving. SV. Princess Margaret and dignitaries. Princess Margaret pulls cord and unveils plaque. CU. Plaque reads "This Building was inaugurated by H.R.H. Princess Margaret Countess Of Snowdon, 26th October 1965." GV. Interior of editorial room and Princess Margaret accompanied by dignitaries looking around. SCU. Lord Snowdon stopping to speak to a girl at typewriter. SCU. Princess Margaret with official looking at wire machine. Pan down to show photograph of picture of Princess Margaret's departure from London Airport. CU. Photograph. GV. Interior of lino type room showing men working at lino type machine. SCU. Men working lino type machine. CU. Part of machine working. TS. Crowd around Princess Margaret about to start printing press. GV. Princess Margaret starting printing press. Pan to press showing paper starting to move. GV. Large printing press now rolling. CU. Printing press showing paper speeding through rollers. Pan down to show newspapers coming off machine. CU. Revolving counter showing needle at 30,000 copies per hour. Dial goes as far as 55,000 per hour. GV. The despatch department. SV. Man standing beside machine. Newspapers are fed to him automatically. CU. Bundles of papers. Passing over rollers ready for despatch. SV. Despatch van as it leaves for delivery.
Date found in the old record - 26/10/1965.