• Short Summary

    Item showing restoration work being carried out on Westminster Abbey. London.

  • Description

    Westminster Abbey.


    High angle shot of Coronation coach arriving at Abbey. L/S Duke of Norfolk standing by steps. L/S coach stopping at Abbey. M/S camera panning along roof of Abbey, M/S spire. M/S as foreman Harry Newman pulls off a piece of rotting brickwork and crumbles it in his hands. He takes out notebook and commences to write. C/U of his face, camera pans down to notebook. M/S spire, camera pans down showing how badly in need of repair it is. M/S's of brickwork covered in cracks. C/U damaged brickwork. Harry walks into picture and pulls lump off. C/U parts of wall he has pulled off. Camera pans along stonework up to date 1703. M/S Harry pulling pieces of brickwork off, camera pans to another example of badly damaged bricks.

    High angle shot, looking down into courtyard of Abbey. M/S of Harry measuring part of brick roof in background, you can see it propped up with lumps of timber. M/S lead roof in need of repair. M/S architects looking at plans, Harry enters picture with notebook. Various shots of a man chiselling at the stone. C/U man's face. M/S man at winch, camera pans up to stonework being lifted. Various shots as a man inserts a new stone into wall. M/S man knocking stone in with mallet. M/S spire, camera pans up to top of it. M/S camera panning along new stonework. High angle shot taken from rooftop of Abbey.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:28:00 / 01:18:52:00
    NP 482

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