• Short Summary

    Queen opens Severn Bridge linking England and Wales.

  • Description

    Severn Bridge, Gloucester & Wales.

    GV. Severn Bridge, & LV. & SV. LV. Queen Elizabeth II talking to designers and builders of the bridge, & SV. CU. Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. SV. Pan, Queen walking towards with Mrs Barbara Castle, Minister of Transport. LV. Crowds on bank waving. SV. Queen and Duke step into car to drive across bridge. LV. Crowds on bank waving. Back view, royal car drives away towards bridge. Travel shot, cheering crowds on bank. GV. Royal car with escort driving across the Severn Bridge, & nearer shot, & GV. LV. Cars driving down slope on the Welsh side. CU. Welsh flag flying. SCU. Pan, Queen walking towards and shakes hands with an official on the Welsh side. LV. VIP's watching. LV. Queen unveils memorial stone to commemorate the first crossing. CU. Memorial stone. LV. Severn bridge, & AS. Top view, one of the ferries making its last journey across the river, & GV. LV. Car driving off ferry, & SV. GV. The Queen and Mrs Castle with others looking at bridge from a special observation post, & SV. Side view, Queen looking from observation post. GV. Bridge. Top view, mass crowds assembled at one end of bridge. GV. Mass crowds crossing over bridge. GV. Severn bridge at night with all lights on, & SV. & GV.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2003.27
    Media URN:
    55809
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:36:00 / 01:55:26:00
    Canister:
    66/73

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