• Short Summary

    Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle present gifts to Royal Navy cruiser battleship.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Silver Bell and Ensign for HMS Newcastle".

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

    L/S of Royal Navy cruiser battleship HMS Newcastle anchored on River Tyne.

    Interior of city hall. A large audience watch as the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress present gifts of bell and flags to the commander of HMS Newcastle. Both the Mayor and Mayoress make short speeches is Geordie accents. An officer from the ship ceremoniously rings the bell.

    Various shots of sailors from the ship marching through the city. The bell and flags are carried on a gun carriage. The gifts are then taken aboard a small launch boat. According to the narrator "an unfortunate mistake" stopped the cruiser mooring in city quay: the water was not deep enough. The launch takes the gifts to the battleship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    939.19
    Media URN:
    13982
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:23:00 / 01:15:48:00
    Canister:
    37/81

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