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  • Short Summary

    Minister of Transport, Wilfrid Ashley, opens new tramcar depot in Liverpool.

  • Description

    M/S of a tram covered in lights, Wilfrid Ashley steps off it. M/S of mayor of Liverpool, Margaret Bevan, at controls, they climb off the tram. M/S as it is carried along in a harness then gently lowered. L/S of the tram works with people walking through it.

    Various shots of the tram lit up with people stood by it. M/S of mayor applauding, M/S of people stood about. M/S as she shows Wilfrid a book and he signs it. L/S of them in the depot.

    Item title reads - ASHLEY, COLONEL WILFRID, Minister of Transport, opens Britain's most up to date Tramcar works covering 6 acres with 3 1/4 miles of tramlines. Liverpool, Merseyside.

    M/S as the mayor reads something to Wilfrid and hands him the key to the depot, he walks up to the door and unlocks it, they all applaud. Various shots of the depot. M/S of the mayor stood next to the lit up tram which has sign saying 'help the police to clothe poor children' on the side, the camera pans across.

    Note: the cuts are at the beginning of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:48:00 / 01:21:23:00
    G 1548

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