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  • Short Summary

    The Minister for Housing, Henry Brooke, opens a new reservoir near Land's End in Cornwall.

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    Drift, near Land's End, Cornwall.

    LS pan as Minster of Housing Henry Brooke arrives at reservoir, LS. Minister being presented to dignitaries. MS pan guests, MS. Minister meeting dignitaries, LS. chairman of Water Board Councillor H.W. Turner, speaking, pan along row of guests. LS. Minister unveiling plaque, G.V. pan round guests, GV. pan round reservoir from dam wall, MS. Union jack being hoisted, CU. life belt saying "Drift Dam". LS. over spill wall. CU. Minister and Lieutenant Commander Greville Howard M.P. for St Ives. MS. Minister being presented with lighter CU. plaque, MS. pan along dam wall, MS. sign post of area MS. Minister getting into his car, CU. Ditto sitting in car MS. Ditto as car moves off.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:17:00 / 01:27:16:00
    UN 3515 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    Found this very interesting as I now work at Drift water treatment works and regularly go inside the dam to carry out inspections. I can remember being told at school about the new dam opening and how our water supply was coming from it, I was only 5 years old at the time.

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