• Short Summary

    Queen lays the foundation stone of the new Coventry Cathedral.

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    Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands.

    GV. Pan, Coventry Cathedral and across main square. SCU. Queen Elizabeth II after leaving train and being greeted by Lord Lt. of Warwickshire, Lord Willoughby de Broke. She shakes his hand, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh follows her out and shakes with Lord Lieutenant. The Queen then moves over and shakes hands with the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Alderman T. H. Dewis. SV. Girl Guides lowering flags. GV. Massed street scene. TSV. Royal car driving through the Coventry street, past representatives of Youth Organisations. SV. Pan, remains of Coventry Cathedral. SCU. Queen and Duke meet Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Geoffrey Fisher (in his coronation cape) and other church dignitaries. LV. Clerical spectators. GV. The Queen and Duke, accompanied by church dignitaries walking through yard of the Cathedral. SCU. Group of dignitaries, including Conservative Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden. LV. Queen and Duke looking at the altar of the ruined Cathedral. GV. Altar with inscription "Father Forgive" behind. SV. Queen and Duke inspect model of the new Cathedral to be. GV. Crowd. LV. Official party walking down ramp to dais. TV. Showing the ceremony in progress. SCU. Queen laying stone. She says "I hereby declare this stone to be well and truly laid". GV. Vast crowd at the ceremony.

    (Orig.Neg. & Lav.) (Uncut Royal Rota Neg.I.J.K.) (Orig.F.)

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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:
    01:42:34:00 / 01:44:20:00

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