Film ID:
NEFA 21985

THE OPENING OF THE TYNE TUNNEL BY H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1967; JARROW OLD AND NEW

1967

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Description

An amateur film made by Jim Purcell of the opening of the Tyne Tunnel by Queen Elizabeth II on the 19th October 1967 followed by  views from a car as it drives through the newly opened tunnel. The final part of the film shows views of St Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow in the snow.

The film begins with members of the 1st Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers marching past and coming to attention along the roadway leading into the Tyne Tunnel at Howdon. The film cuts to show QueenElizabeth II in the distance inspecting the soldiers followed by her being introduced to a number of local dignitaries. The film changes to show a raised platform with the Royal Standard flying from the roof.

Blank.

General views of a number of phantom car rides through the Tyne Tunnel.

Title: The opening of the Tyne Tunnel by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 1967

Title: Jarrow Old and New

General views showing the exterior and churchyard of  St Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow in the snow.