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    Princess Margaret opens block of flats in Woolwich, Greater London.

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    Princess Opens Flats. Woolwich, Greater London.

    L/S St. Mary's Tower flats. M/S Partly demolished house on site, pan to new flats. L/S Looking up at the new flats. L/S Princess Margaret and Armstrong-Jones arriving. L/S Massed crowds. M/S Princess Margaret walking with Mayor Mrs. J.E. Carroll. L/S Ceremony with crowds in foreground. M/S Princess with Armstrong-Jones and Mayor during opening ceremony. L/S Crowds. M/S Princess Margaret unveils plaque. C/U Plaque to "Commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Woolwich Borough Council". M/S Pan, Princess Margaret walking with the Mayor, she looks up at the flats.

    L/S Looking up at the skyscraper flats. M/S Interior couple sitting in lounge of one of the flats. Exterior flats, crowds watching the Princess drive away. L/S Pan up St. Mary's church. L/S Interior Princess Margaret with the Reverend Stacey walking through church to coffee bar lounge. M/S Woman in lounge operating coffee machine at the bar. L/S Group of old people sitting at table drinking coffee. Top view, Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones inspecting the bar. L/S Coffee machine. M/S Princess shaking hands with people in lounge. L/S "Auto Stacker" multi story garage. L/S Showing name "Auto Stacker". C/U Princess Margaret operating control. L/S Car moving up in lift into the "Auto Stacker". L/S Pan, Princess and Mayor walk away from garage.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:51:00 / 02:00:14:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Both of the events featured in this clip took place on 11 May 1961.

    The flats were situated on Frances Street, Woolwich.

    By the way, it seems the "Auto Stacker" never really worked properly and was demolished the following year.....


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  2. Keith murphy says

    Hi I was at the opening of the flats at France's street on that day I was Severn two of us from woodhill school were taken there also it was the day my brother was born

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