• Short Summary

    Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.

  • Description

    Harwell, Berkshire.

    SV. Towards, Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh just having stepped from car arriving to Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell. Queen starts to walk and camera pans with her as she goes towards the entrance of Dido. SV. Large door is opened and the Queen steps in to Dido and walks towards camera. SCU. Group of scientists in white coats looking on. SCU. Pan as Queen walks with officials. SV. & GV. Fuel element charge unit being moved by crane. SV. Fuel element charge unit being lowered, Queen watching in background. TV. Royal party walking around with officials at base of reactor. Camera pans to show the employees watching from above. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh watching Mr Welsher operating the master slave manipulator - a new device for handling of dangerous radioactive substances in safety. CU. Hands operating claws. CU. Claws, one holding a box of matches. Another takes it from the first and starts to pull out matches. SCU. Queen and Duke looking on as Mr Welsher continues. CU. Claw takes matches out of the box and closes the box. CU. Hands of Mr Welsher manipulating the machine. CU. Claw lighting candles. SV. Queen and Duke looking on laughing. Mr Welsher turns round to start his business again. CU. Claw snuffs out candles one after another. SV. Queen in corridor looking through a window. We believe this to be in the radiochemistry laboratory. Men in protective suits picking up their air hoses and moving around. SV. Queen and Duke looking through window. Men standing over a power driven saw cutting metal. SV. Queen and Duke, back view, watching men in protective suits working in glove-box. SCU. Queen with officials watching. LV. Men in glove-box being directed by another man speaking to them with a speaking tube from the outside. CU. Man is on the other side of the glass, he speaks with speaking tube. Prince Philip watching men in glove-box. CU. Men behind the glass. Angle shot, employees watching from balcony. TV. Queen and Duke talking and chatting in the Radiochemistry Laboratory - this shot shows the general view of the set-up.

    (Neg.) (Orig.G)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    637.05
    Media URN:
    32617
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:14:00 / 01:09:58:00
    Canister:
    57/19

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