• Short Summary

    Lord Mayor of London lays foundation stone for new telephone building.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. The Lord Mayor of London - lays the foundation stone of new GPO Telephone building to be World's largest - & where you will be able to 'phone any part of the World."

    London.

    Lord Mayor of London, in his full ceremonial regalia, inspects line of troops with rifles shouldered.

    The Mayor, preceded by man bearing mace and man bearing sword, walks up steps. He lays the foundation stone of the General Post Office telephone building. Another man taps the stone into place with a mallet. One tap in each corner. He passes the mallet to the Lord Mayor who also taps the stone and says "I declare this stone well and truly laid".

    C/U inscription on the stone 'This stone was laid by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London Sir Maurice Jenks on the 10th of February 1932".

    There is the sound of a quick round of applause.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    663.25
    Media URN:
    4794
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:31:00 / 01:29:49:00
    Canister:
    32/13

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