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Neville Chamberlain Opens New Railway Station
Neville Chamberlain Opens New Railway Station

Neville Chamberlain Opens New Railway Station 1926

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Neville Chamberlain Opens New Railway Station 1926

3 mins United Kingdom

Conservative politician Neville Chamberlain, the Minister of Health that would a decade later become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, officially opens Welwyn Garden City Railway Station. The Right Honourable gentleman arrives by steam train, unlocks the station entrance and performs a speech for the crowds, including a brigade of Girl Guides, who have come to witness the momentous occasion.

Empire News Bulletin, a silent newsreel company that existed from 1926-1930, recorded the occasion, to be screened at local cinemas.

The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.

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