• Short Summary

    International Wool Secretariat's new Technical Centre opens, and fashion show is held on train.

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    No title - Opening of International Wool Secretariat's new Technical Centre. Ilkley, Yorkshire. Fashion show of woollen items on train.


    M/S as delegates walk down steps at Ilkley. C/U sign 'Ilkley welcomes IWS guests'. Exterior L/S new centre with flags of different nations in front. M/S pan from ornate building to delegates arriving. M/S as they enter the building. M/S delegates seated in building. M/S Chairman Sir William Gunn at podium. People applaud, pan to delegates. M/S people having tour of the new centre. M/S looms working. M/S people looking round. C/U looms. M/S two women looking at machine which dips wool in different coloured dyes. C/U machine. C/U's delegates. A man looks at machine making crimps in wool. Various shots machine. M/S man showing how springy the wool is. M/S other man at loom weaving carpet, C/U loom at work. M/S two delegates looking at the carpet. M/S woman operating tensile testing machine. C/U cloth being pulled and broken. M/S girl putting cloth into washing machine, she puts down guard, C/U as she switches it on. M/S of the machine going round. M/S woman putting cloth in shallow water and measuring it for shrinkage with ruler. C/U two jumpers which have shrunk.

    C/U wool mark on window of train. M/S travelling shot from train. M/S model walking up centre of carriage modelling woollen coat. C/U as man is served with drinks. M/S another model walking up carriage showing off a coat-dress and trousers in white wool ottoman trimmed with white fox, she turns and walks down carriage again. C/U man watching, pan to another. M/S plaid knickerbocker suit being modelled by a girl. M/S shots of countryside from train. M/S white gabardine dress trimmed with red, she walks towards camera. M/S jacket in double-knit jersey. M/S woman in white suit talking to buyers. M/S girl in red dress and hat.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:47:12:00 / 01:50:08:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Does anyone know anything about the late Albert 'Arthur' Bond who worked at the secretariat as a technician in the 60s? Is he on this film?

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