Film ID:
YFA 4223

BRADFORD TECH-OPENING OF THE KENT WING (COLOUR MASTER)

1971

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film contains footage from the visit of HRH The Duchess of Kent to Bradford College in May 1971. It also gives a good indication of the various courses and facilities available at the College.

Title-Bradford College Technical College Photographic Unit Presents.

Title-The opening of the Kent Wing by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent.

The film opens with shots of flowers in full bloom in a flower bed, a clock tower, and a policeman on a horse. Crowds have gathered on the street behind barriers and on the steps of the College; a photographer stands to one side of the steps.

There is a brief shot of a royal flag on a car and then the Duchess and Duke, who is in a uniform and has a sword, walk up to the building. They go up the stairs followed by several people, some of which are in academic robes. A man gives the Duchess and the Duke a leather bound book; she thanks him.

She is brought over to a wall with the small curtains hiding the plaque; she says a few words and opens them; photographs are taken. The plaque reads `The Kent Wing was opened on 18th May 1971 by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Kent.

The Duchess is taken on a tour of the building; she meets a man and smiles and talks to him. Then she is brought to meet some women in a sewing class; people stand around and watch as she is presented with a hand-made toy. She also meets a woman in a cookery class and a woman using a loom.

In the next shot she is shown into a production room with televisions and is shown the footage of her unveiling the plaque. Next she is shown a computer lab and a laboratory with a water wave machine. Tea and sandwiches are served in the hall after a gymnastics display and then there are shots of her leaving the College.

The final shots are of students in various parts of the Kent Wing; the different labs and facilities are also depicted.

Title-Script and commentary-Humanities Department
Sound dubbing-Audio-visual section

Title-Photography and editing-Photographic Unit

This film was produced by Bradford Technical College

Title-The End.