BRITISH GAUMONT NEWS No 287, DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK OPEN ABERDEEN ROYAL INFIRMARY

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Healthcare
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: BRITISH GAUMONT NEWS No 287, DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK OPEN ABERDEEN ROYAL INFIRMARY

Reference number: 0982

Date: 1936, September 24

Production company: Gaumont British News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.09 mins

Description: The opening ceremony of Aberdeen Infirmary on 23rd September 1936 by the Duke and Duchess of York.

Shotlist: Credits (.12) shots of police marching along a road (.15) Lord and Lady Aberdeen, Lord Aberdeen wearing Highland dress (.19) distinguished guests arrive (.23) Duke and Duchess arrive in car, registration number JJ4 (.26) they alight from the car and meet Lord Provost Watt and Lady Watt (.32) the party then walk off towards the Infirmary (.35) the Duchess receives a bouquet from Miss Elizabeth Watt (.41) shot of nurses waiting to see the Duke and Duchess (.44) the Duke walks towards the main door of the Infirmary and formally opens the door (.53) Duke and Duchess leave the building (1.04) shot of the car as it leaves the Infirmary. Nurses wave goodbye (1.09)