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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of the Duke of Edinburgh meeting VIPs at the new playing fields, then watching the children training in various field activities, then starting the cross-country race.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Watford, Hertfordshire.

    MS and CU Crowd of school children cheer and wave behind wire netting fence. (3 shots).
    LS Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh arrives to open the new Woodside Playing Fields. He inspects VIPs accompanied by the Mayor of Watford, (Alderman Edward Amey). CU He shakes hands with Harold Abrahams. LS Platform, as Duke speaks. (2 shots). LS Small crowd listens. LS Relay runner Bobby Scholes runs up to the platform to hand over a Loyal Message of Greeting.

    Various shots, as the Duke leaves the platform and looks at young athletes training on the field including pole-vaulting. Further shots of Duke watching javelin throwers, female discus throwers, high jumping and putting-the-shot. Finally Duke fires starting pistol to start the cross-country run. High shot, Duke and Mayor climbing to the edge of the ground.

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 04/11/1955.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:53:00 / 01:27:04:00
    UN 2785 A

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