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Installation of Sir Robert Menzies as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, The

Records the installation of Sir Robert Menzies as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in the United Kingdom in 1966.
Year : 1966 | Total Duration : 17.5 Minutes |
Opening title. Pan up from British troops on deck below ship's guns, MS Sir Robert Menzies (as Lord Warden elect) and Dame Pattie in wheelhouse, sharing a joke and laughing, POV ship to WS battleship, rear view Sir Robert and Dame Pattie looking out from ship's railing to battleship, Dame Pattie waving, MWS ferry decorated with bunting sailing in foggy weather, MS decks of ferry with bunting and flags, shaky MCU Menzies with captain, crowd waving from wharf as ferry docks, shaky pan from Scottish band to ship being moored, Menzies disembarking amidst welcoming crowd.
Access No. 138682 | 1 min 13 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Sir Robert Menzies as Lord Warden elect being introduced to people in pavilion by Lord Lieutenant Cornwallis, MS smiling Dame Pattie Menzies, Sir Robert meeting people, exterior MS smiling and waving crowd, Sir Robert and Dame Pattie leaving in car, press photographer in crowd, Scottish pipe band playing for departure, MS Walmer Castle, official Lord Warden's residence, cannons, LS ship at sea with cannon barrel in F/G, pan down exterior fortification walls of castle to garden, LS party of people walking along garden path, VS castle grounds, trees in parkland, VS plaques for trees, lion statues in garden, sun dial by flower beds, statue in orchard, bridge over moat to castle entrance.
Access No. 138683 | 1 min 21 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Interior Lord Warden's residence, Walmer Castle, archway to corridor, dining room, CU drawing of Walmer Castle on clifftop over sea, four poster bed, three canons, high angle official ceremony on parade ground of Dover Castle and zoom to Sir Robert Menzies (Lord Warden elect) in traditional admiral's uniform being escorted as he carries out inspection of guard of honour, salutes from naval officers, high angle WS military guards parade, press and photographers following Menzies, walking with Archbishop of Canterbury past crowds, led by an admiralty bearer carrying orb along street towards castle, people taking photographs of procession along the way.
Access No. 138684 | 4 mins 36 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Exterior Saxon church, St Mary's (one of the oldest in England), people in F/G, pan to Roman lighthouse from 1st century, pan to to anchored frigates in foggy bay, zoom to ship with power lines in F/G, pullback pan to seaside village, CU 1278 charter and seal, interior Hyde Museum, Cinque Portsmen monument, CU crucifixion atop monument, VS remains of Bredon Stone, WS Dover seafront, POV camera moving along processional path of judiciary, CU decorative silver maces, exterior St Nicholas church tower, interior church, downward steps to church entrance (below ground because of silting).
Access No. 138685 | 2 mins 31 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan from ruins above Hastings to LS pier jutting out into sea, Hastings town centre with traffic, buses, CU St Leonard's church at Hyde, view from spire, wall of human skulls and skeletal bones in crypt, cars entering stone entrance archway, CU mermaids sign, view up narrow cobble stoned street lined by houses, cobble stoned alleyway (Fishergate) in Sandwich, CU brass horn on display, model of old style Cinque Port ship, Cinque Portsmen monument, CU carving.
Access No. 138686 | 1 min 15 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
Zoom to procession of religious figures walking through park past bystanders, followed by Sir Robert Menzies in ceremonial admiral's uniform, accompanied by robed Dover's town clerk and ceremony registrar, POV cheering and smiling young schoolboys, motorcycle police escort and official Rolls Royce cars, POV car schoolboys waving boater hats, VS Sir Robert Menzies military guardsmen at ceremony in parade ground of Dover College, officer saluting Menzies with sword, line of guardsmen, Menzies and official party entering marquee, Menzies taking throne-like seat in crowded marquee for the formal initiation as Lord Warden.
Access No. 138687 | 2 mins 10 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |
VS Grand Court of Shepway, initiation ceremony for Sir Robert Menzies as Lord Warden in marquee at Dover College, two bishops seated, one fanning himself, wigged official, speaker addressing Lord Warden, Sir Robert Menzies rising in ceremonial garb and giving acceptance speech, exterior artillery canons firing, VS audience in hot marquee listening to Menzies' adddress, making jokes with resulting laughter, military and naval parade through streets, crowd, Menzies in procession to town hall for civic banquet, trumpeters, party entering town hall , lion and kangaroo flanking entranceway, street bunting, zoom to flag flying above Dover Castle. The End title.
Access No. 138688 | 4 mins 22 secs | 1960s | England, UK | © NFSA | B&W |