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Reference number: 2797

Date: 1946, April 27

Director: [attributed to Ernest Bromberg]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4 mins

Description: Winston Churchill, accompanied by his wife and daughter plant a tree in the home of Sir Thomas and Lady Jaffrey and the University of Aberdeen confers on him the Honorary Degree of LLD.

Credits: [cam. Laurence Stott, J. MacDougall]

Shotlist: Winston Churchill visits Aberdeen to receive freedom of the city (0.07) train arrives and Churchill and party alight (0.29) Winston and Clementine Churchill leave station by car (0.33) Accompanied by his wife and daughter he planted a tree in the garden of 'Edgehill' the home of Sir Thomas and Lady Jaffrey Pipers escort Churchill and host down path. Tree planting (1.31) Motorcade in Union St. lined with crowds. Arrives at Music Hall (?) (2.10) inside Music Hall as platform party take seats (2.27) emerge and drive up Union Street with burgess ticket in hat band (2.48) motorcade and cheering crowds (3.22) The University of Aberdeen confers on Aberdeen's Youngest Burgess the Honorary Degree of LLD Entering University grounds, gvs crowds in Broad Street dispersing (3.49) passengers queuing to board tram bearing placard "To and from the Band" (3.55)