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    A heavy tropical thunderstorm which began in the early hours of the morning threatened to wash out the inauguration of the new province of Uganda.

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    MLS Two Africans and two Europeans singing outside and sharing hymn sheet

    MCU Rather sweet group I should think. singing outside

    LS Namirembe Cathedral

    MLS Pan crowds outside cathedral. Possibly spoilt by police moving into frame

    MLS Alternative pan

    insert MS Cluster of African photographers.

    MS Africans pan to door of church as Cantuar and Uganda appear. U gives blessing

    MS Crowd pan to Uganda ending blessing

    MS Cantuar and Uganda move off

    MS African choir boys into frame

    MS African choir boys from rear showing them passing before Cantuar & Uganda

    MS Africans clapping pan to show Uganda approaching

    MS Rear shot with cross moving forward above African heads

    MS King George of Toro with Cantuar. tilt to show Cantuar holding Rex by the hand in friendly manner

    MS Cantuar in car..probably u/s from glare

    MS Car moves off

    MLS General view to show African ladies ploughing through mud with dresses raised.


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    Background: A heavy tropical thunderstorm which began in the early hours of the morning threatened to wash out the inauguration of the new province of Uganda. Fortunately it ended a little before the service began. Although the surroundings of the Cathedral was a sea of red African mud thousands of African formed an overflow congregation singing unself consciously the hymns which echoed from the cathedral. The new Archbishop of Uganda is an Englishman, Dr Leslie Brown, and as he emerged from the Cathedral with Cantuar he was loudly acclaimed. He walked slowly amongst his faithful flock outside whilst they clapped and shouted 'You deserve it Mukulu Brown' (Mukulu is Luganda for bride..a reference to the ring he now wears) Amongst those present were leading Uganda personalities..the Governor, and the native rulers. The Archbishop of Canterbury was in genial mood as he saw them off. Picture shows him with Omukama or King George of Toro.

    In his sermon Cantuar made special reference to Africa today. He said. All Africa at this tie is in a ferment of change & accepted standards of order and freedom are challenged, defended, rectified or overthrown. One country after another has gained or is gaining independence, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanganyika. He went on to mention the travail of rebirth that is Africa at the moment and bemoaned the bitterness

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