• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II opens Gatwick Airport and visits Crawley , Sussex.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Queen Opens Gatwick".

    Gatwick Airport, Near London.

    GV Passenger department at the new Gatwick Airport. LV Control tower. SV Two men seated at control panels inside tower, one of them looking through binoculars and both wearing head phones. CU Mass of buttons on control panel. GV From top of airport building looking down onto dual carriageway, which runs beneath flyovers. GV Main railway lines and airport perimeter with dual carriageway between.

    LV Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by officials walking from Royal aircraft towards buildings, behind her comes Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. CU Queen walking into buildings. LV Audience seated at inauguration ceremony. LV Queen unveils plaque. CU Plaque reading "Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated this Airport June 9th 1958". SV Queen being shown model of the airport. LV Queen ascending stairs where sign reading "Channel Islands Passengers only". LV Queen ascending stairs where sign reads "Channel Island Passengers" sign is. LV Queen looking at luggage check section inside the building.

    Crawley, Sussex.

    CU Queen accompanied by official walking past shops in Crawley. GV The Queen walking through flag decked shopping arcade. SV Group of butchers in long white overalls photographing the Queen. GV Queen halts at the end of arcade where the words "God Save the Queen" are set out in flowers. GV Queen stepping from car outside house on a housing estate. SV Queen walking up to the front door where the Hammond family is waiting to greet her. CU Queen and Duke of Edinburgh leaving house, the Queen waves to the crowd.

    (Neg. & Lav.) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:34:00 / 01:21:12:00

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