• Short Summary

    Building of the new Sports Arena at Wembley - a great new project.

  • Description

    The full title reads "Wembley EMPIRE SPORTS CENTRE - Lord Derby lays foundation stone of Swimming Pool and Sports Arena."

    Wembley, London.

    Lord Derby pulling he rope releasing cement. Lord Derby talking into microphone. He says that this is a new experience for him, that he is asked to do it and he is doing it, and then lays the stone. Then he says: "I declare this stone well and truly laid." He continues to talk about the new pool.

    Item stops at (01:32:15). There is a short break and the new title appears on screen at (01:32:17)

    News title reads "Mr A. J. Elvin, Managing Director and Sir Owen Williams, the Engineer and designer, give details of the great undertaking."

    Mr A. J. Elvin sitting on top of a desk talking into camera. He talks about the marvels of the new sports centre and for what sports it will be used.

    Close up shot of Sir Owen Williams talking about the engineering side of the project. While he is talking the various images of he building site are seen - towers of the Wembley Stadium are seen in the background. Back to close up shot of Mr Williams still talking.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:57:00 / 01:34:00:00

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