Film ID:
YFA 785



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This film, from the Kathleen Lockwood collection, contains footage of the 1970 official opening of the Scammonden Dam and the Pennine stretch of the M62 motorway by Queen Elizabeth.

Title-Scammonden Oct. 1970.

The film opens with shots taken from a height looking down across a valley onto Scammonden Dam and nearby motorway at Scammondon, near Huddersfield.

There is a shot from a newspaper which reads `The Queen Inaugurates Scammonden Water'. A woman and teenager get out of car and climb over a fence; they smile back at the camera.

The shots are taken from the top of the hill looking down towards the Dam. There are huge crowds of people gathered on a platform beside the water.

Queen Elizabeth arrives for the inauguration of the dam and reservoir. She makes a speech by the side of the water and officially opens the Dam. There are lots of sail boats on the water.