• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth opens the wonderful road bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Queen Opens Forth Bridge". Technicolor material.


    Aerial views of the Forth road bridge. VS of the bridge - good shots.MS Royal Archers march past camera. CU Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home seated amongst dignitaries. MS of Sir Philip Warter, chairman of the Transport Holding Company. LS of bridge disappearing into mist. VS of children in crowd. Royal car arrives bringing Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, VS of Guard of Honour made up from soldiers of 1st Battalion Cameronians Scottish Rifles. The royals are greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of West Lothian, Colonel Cadell. VS as the Queen inspects the Guard of Honour. VS of ceremony of opening the bridge. The Queen makes a speech about the bridge. She then signs the visitors book. MS as she meets some of the men who worked on the bridge. CU of the plaque marking the opening - 4th September 1964. VS as the Royal Car crosses the bridge. Travel shots from car. Aerial views of bridge. VS as the car arrives at the other side of the bridge (in Fife). The Queen sees the plaque on this side of the bridge. VS of the Royals making the last ferry journey across the Firth of Forth - it has been replaced by the toll bridge. VS of other boats on water. VS of road bridge (the longest suspension bridge in Europe at the time) and rail bridge. VS as the first commercial travellers cross the bridge and pay their tolls. Aerial of the bridge.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:38:58:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    We are happy and thankful for the opening of this bridge and wishing that they will continue creating projects for the success and improvement of our place. Also, the http://www.excelbridge.com wanted to get bridge builders from this project and they would also build pedestrian bridges in schools.

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