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Neville Chamberlain Opens New Railway Station

Empire News Bulletin record the Conservative Minister Neville Chamberlain at Welwyn Station's official opening ceremony.

Non-Fiction 1926 4 mins Silent

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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.