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  • Short Summary

    End of Liverpool Civic Week: military parade and Seacombe's Floating Roadway opened by Lord Derby.

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    Full title reads: "THE IMMORTAL 55TH. March of the 55th West Lancashire's Division on St. George's Plateau, concludes Liverpool's successful Civic Week".

    Merseyside / Lancashire / Cheshire.

    M/S of military parade passing crowds. Troops of sailors and soldiers pass, some saluting, all with eyes turned right. M/S of mayor of Liverpool standing next to saluting senior army officer and Lord Derby. M/S of a pipe band and a troop of soldiers in kilts marching in procession. Panning shot from crowd watching to procession passing. Small tractor pull carts with large guns on.

    Intertitle: "Lord Derby opens Seacombe's Floating Roadway - the largest in the world".

    M/S of Lord Derby, several men in mayor's chains and other dignitaries on deck of ship. Derby tips his hat to troop of sailors standing to attention. M/S of Derby inspecting troop of young sea cadets. M/S of Derby being introduced to and shaking hands with more dignitaries. C/U of Derby. M/S of Derby cutting a ribbon at the top of a bridge / pier. The surrounding dignitaries give three cheers. We see Derby leading party of dignitaries across bridge / pier. L/S of bridge / pier decorated with bunting, a bus waits in the foreground.

    Cuts / out takes start at 01:39:26. Some more C/Us of Derby. Panning shot of docks. M/S of mayor and mayoress arriving by horse and carriage, and other dignitaries arriving by car outside large building, they are watched by crowd in background. Various point of view shots from vessel travelling down River Mersey. The vessel comes into to dock, there is a large crowd on quayside. Shots from another, unidentified, Pathe Gazette story: various L/Ss of military parade passing crowd filled Trafalgar Square, London. Pan to show Nelson's Column. Otherwise shots same or similar to those in edited part of item.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:36:00 / 01:45:34:00
    G 1341

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