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    Transport Minister Ernest Marples opens new section of M6 motorway in Lancashire.

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    Item title reads - Another motorway.

    Transport Minister Ernest Marples opens part of M6 motorway. Lancashire.

    Various aerial shots showing the new motorway and Thelwall Viaduct which crosses the Manchester Ship Canal. M/S of the bridge. M/S Mr Marples' Leyland Leopard (with Harrington Cavalier bodywork) coach arriving at the bridge. M/S Marples. M/S people watching. M/S Marples on dais unveiling commemorative stone, camera pans to the stone. Various shots Marples inspecting the bridge and stone. Aerial shots of the new motorway and roundabout.

    M/S restaurant at Charnock Richard where people are gathered for the opening ceremony. C/U Marples shaking hands with the Mayor and Mayoress of Chorley (?). M/S of the restaurant. L/S Marples on veranda of restaurant, making opening speech, C/U of him. Various shots as stone is unveiled. M/S people clapping. C/U's of the stone. M/S crowd. Various shots as Marples looks at the stone. M/S people watching. Various shots Marples talking to two policewomen who will patrol the motorway. M/S crowd watching. M/S Marples walking along the motorway towards camera. Aerial shot of the motorway. Travelling shot from car driving along the motorway at speed.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:42:00 / 01:27:16:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The date of the unveiling seen here was 29 July 1963.

    "Mr Marples's coach arriving" - it's a Leyland Leopard, with Harrington Cavalier bodywork.

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