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  • Short Summary

    The new Labour Government heads to Windsor Castle, led by Ramsay Macdonald, Surrey.

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    Windsor, Berkshire.

    Full titles read: "LABOUR "TAKES UP THE REINS OF GOVERNMENT" Mr Ramsay Macdonald and his new Cabinet receive their "Seals of office" from from his Majesty the King."

    L/S of new Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald with other Cabinet Ministers in top-hat and tails on station platform. M/S's of three Cabinet members and Macdonald in open topped carriage. M/S's of other Cabinet members including Lord Philip Snowdon and James Henry (JH) Thomas.

    Intertitle reads: "Miss Margaret Bondfield... Britain's first woman Cabinet Minister."

    M/S of Miss Bondfield sitting down in carriage smiling for the camera. High angle shot of carriages making their way towards Windsor Castle. L/S of carriages moving through castle gateway. Good L/S's of the castle. L/S of dignitaries climbing out of carriage at station.

    L/S's of open topped carriages leaving Windsor. L/S's of Cabinet members at station platform standing next to carriage. L/S of Ministers climbing out of carriage. More footage and scenes at Windsor Castle. M/S of tall man in suit walking down street (looks important - anyone any ideas ?) away from the castle. Several more shots of carriages leaving the castle.

    Note: The latter stages of this film appears to be disjointed and are most likely cut and out takes. There are also several Ministers that we could not identify, if anyone has any ideas please feel free to contact us.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:45:00 / 01:20:30:00
    G 1614

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