• Short Summary

    King George opens new power station at Kingston-upon-Thames.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE KING OPENS POWER STATION".

    Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.

    General view of the new power station at Kingston-upon-Thames. Several air shots of the power station. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) being greeted by officials on their arrival to open the power station. Close up shot of the Queen talking to the Mayoress of Kingston, Mrs E. H. R. Oldfield. People listening to official speaking. Official talking at opening ceremony. Close up shot of the Queen listening. Close up shot of the King at microphone, speaking (natural sound). He congratulates those who built the station and opens it. Close up shot of a generator. General view, high angle shot, of generating room. Close up shot of part of generator. The King unveiling tablet. Close up shot of the tablet. King talking to officials. Top shot, King, Queen and party looking at generators. Close up shot of megawatts dial. Long shot of King and Queen walking round generator room.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1440.22
    Media URN:
    46984
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:46:00 / 01:34:12:00
    Canister:
    48/88

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