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    Soviet Power minister visits £36m power station in Nottinghamshire.

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    Castle Donington, Nottinghamshire.

    GVs of Power Station and Angle shots. CU. of sign of 132,000 Volts. Georgi Malenkov, Soviet Commissar for Power Stations, arrives and meets Lord Mayor of Nottingham - Councillor L. Mitson, Deputy Mayor of Derby - Councillor Ling and Mr. L.F. Jeffries - C.E.A. (Central Electricity Authority) Controller. Malenkov signing autographs for girls. Group with Malenkov -Lord Mayor etc., and having coffee and signing autographs. Party walking through electrical background. Entering Control room. Inside Control Room - Various angles - In the Turbine room - standing near Turbine Rotor. In another Control Room with dials and panels. Further shots panels. GV. Walking shots through building & CU. CU. Malenkov panning to Chimney construction. GV. Walking shot through building. & CU. CU. Malenkov panning to Chimney construction. At the wagon tipping Plant and leaving same. CU. talking to Workmen and leaving.


    Amendment July 2015: A visitor to the site has informed us that the year of this film is actually 1956. As construction of Castle Donnington power station began in 1951 and Georgi Malenkov became the Soviet Commissar for power stations in 1955.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:02:00 / 01:10:08:00
    UN 2827 D

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