This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    The mayor of Salford opens a new power station for the region.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Super power station which will soon be capable of supplying 100,000 kilowatts - opened by mayor. Salford, Lancashire.

    M/S interior as the mayor and other officials walk around the power station. The mayor turns a big wheel to start it all off. L/S interior of machinery, the camera pans across it.

    Intertitle - 'County Borough of Salford electricity department. Opening of the Agecroft Power Station, Wednesday, September 23rd, 1925.'

    L/S of the exterior of the power station, the camera pans across as cars enter the gate. M/S as a man opens a door, a judge and the mayor step out with their ladies. A man with mace and crown stands by and the mayor shakes hands with officials and enters the power station.

    M/S interior, everyone applauds and the mayor approaches the controls. Various shots of the people watching and the mayor stood in the middle of them, the camera pans across everyone assembled. Various shots of the mayor and assembled party. The camera pans across the equipment as the mayor chats about it. M/S of a car, a man gets in. L/S of the power plant, the camera pans across it. M/S of the mayor and his wife inside the plant.

    Note: there is a shorter yellow tinted version of this item with the same title on *PM0422*.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:19:00 / 01:39:59:00
    G 1228

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "the mayor" - his name is George Billington.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment