Queen Mother lays foundation stone of National Theatre on Southbank.
Unissued / unused material.
Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) lays foundation stone at National Theatre, Southbank, London.
Sound starts at 01:00:29.
LS Queen and Princess Elizabeth arriving. LS Queen laying foundation stone. LS stone being lowered. CU Queen chatting to officials and workman. Various shots Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. G. Fisher) dedicating stone. LS Conservative MP Oliver Lyttleton speaks to the Queen: "May I ask your Majesty if she would be gracious enough to lay the stone" (natural sound). MS Queen laying cement with trowel onto base. Various shots Queen watching the lowering of stone, she looks at spirit level then taps four corners with masons mallet. She then makes short speech: "I declare this stone well and truly laid" (natural sound). MS Queen and Princess Elizabeth saying goodbye to Oliver Lyttleton and others. LS Royal cars driving away.
Date on dope sheet is 14/07/1951.