• Short Summary

    The Queen opens the new GPO Tower in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "GPO Tower. Queen Enjoys View From The Top".

    London. The Queen opens the new GPO Tower.

    GV Pan up to the top of the GPO (General Post Office) Tower. LV Queen Elizabeth II sitting at table signing book. CU Queen's signature 'Elizabeth R'. CU Solid gold brooch in the shape of the tower to be presented to the Queen. SV Mr Anthony Wedgwood Benn Postmaster General (Tony Benn) standing alongside table as the Queen picks up the brooch to examine it. CU Queen smiling and looking at brooch. SV Queen walking forward and greets Sir Billy Butlin. Wedgwood Benn shakes hands with Sir Billy. They move forward and the Queen shakes hands with Robert Butlin (Bobby Butlin). SV The Queen, Robert Butlin, Billy Butlin and Wedgwood Benn talking. Big GV of London from top of tower. CU The Queen looking at the view. GV Of London from the Tower. CU The Queen smiling as she looks down at another view. Another GV of London from the Tower.


    Cataloguer's Note: Billy Butlin ran the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:36:00 / 01:29:34:00

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