King George VI opens new reservoir at Staines, Surrey.
Unissued / unused material.
Various shots crowds walking down steep steps at side of new (empty) reservoir. Various shots King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) alighting from car, they step onto dais. Various shots crowds following Royal car as it drives along wall of reservoir. Various C/Us King George VI pushing button to flood the reservoir. Various shots children running out to centre of reservoir to watch water being pumped into it.
Old records give date as 07/11/1947.