Material relating to newsreel story "Consecration of New Cathedral" - 67/40.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Consecration of New Cathedral" - 67/40.
L/S bunting strung up outside houses. M/S's people painting and decorating in the vicinity, children run about. M/S woman painting her doorstep. M/S bunting strung up along blocks of flats, children play games in foreground. L/S statue of Virgin Mary in front of blue curtain. L/S pan down flats. M/S as children make a paper covered archway. M/S three women gossiping in front of flat, two have curlers in their hair. M/S 'God Bless Our Canon' and 'Welcome home Cardinal Heenan' painted on wall. L/S spire of cathedral, pan down to bunting. M/S families outside flat. C/U 'God bless our pope' painted on wall. M/S picture of Cardinal Heenan. Various shots people decorating their houses. A man puts up floral cross. L/S cathedral, pan to decorated houses.
Interior shots cathedral as consecration ceremony progresses. Various shots as congregation kneel to pray. M/S as congregation are seated. L/S pan across congregation. Various shots Cardinal Heenan and Bishop Harris. Various shots of the service. M/S bishops and cardinals bowing before the altar. Various interior shots of the cathedral. C/U music sheet. L/S interior as Bishop conducts service. Pan down interior from spire to procession moving out and down aisle. L/S crowds gathered for service. M/S boy scouts lined up, various C/U's of them. C/U one stood in front of cathedral. M/S as nuns dressed in white take candles from altar. C/U organ and keys. Pan up cathedral. M/S organ. M/S stained glass windows and spire. M/S procession of mayor, Mr and Mrs Wilson, cardinals etc. L/S and M/S as they file in. Various shots as Cardinal Heenan makes his way up aisle. M/S of him on dais. M/S as Bishop Harris walks up to altar. M/S nuns. M/S Cardinal. M/S as Bishop conducts service and waves incense. Various shots of the service.