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  • Short Summary

    The Duke of Abercorn makes a speech at the laying of the foundation stone of Ulster's Houses of Parliament.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Ulster's Houses of Parliament - Impressive scenes at laying of foundation stone of magnificent £500,000 building by Duke of Abercorn... Governor-General of Northern Ireland."

    Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    High angle L/S of lines of troops standing to attention and being inspected; numerous military dignitaries walk past a huge crowd and a military band then up a flight of stairs.

    Various shots show the Duke of Abercorn (?) making a speech from a platform with a canopy. High angle L/S of the huge crowds. The Duke walks back past the troops and the band and gets into a car with a lady (presumably his wife). The Duke is not seen laying the foundation stone!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    726.38
    Media URN:
    34814
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:50:00 / 01:59:20:00
    Canister:
    G 1505

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