King George VI opens new reservoir at Staines, Surrey.
Unissued / unused material.
Various L/Ss the Royal car driving along by the side of the new reservoir. M/S King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) alighting from car. Panning M/S over bridge to the central tower of reservoir works. Various C/Us water board officials talking to the King and Queen. Various shots King and Queen looking over the reservoir, Queen is presented with bouquet. Good C/U Queen with bouquet of roses. Back view shots of King pressing button which will flood the reservoir with water. Various C/Us King and Queen seated on platform chatting, panning to where water is gushing up to the centre of the reservoir. Aerial shots of the reservoir, empty and then full.
Date given on old records is 07/11/1947.