Finchley Charter Celebrations

16mm film Black & White Silent 1933 14:30

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Summary: The film begins with the Charter Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Vyvyan Wells, with councillors and officials leaving the Municipal offices by car. At the Borough boundary they host a reception for Major-General the Earl of Athlone and the Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. A Banner across the boundary reads 'Welcome to Finchley'. A marching band leads the cars containing the Royal party, a short ceremonial greeting is exchanged. A convoy of official cars then proceeds to Avenue House. The ceremony of the presentation of the Charter of Incorporation takes place in the grounds of Avenue House. A large group of people are seated before a canopied stage in front of House. The Mayoral and Royal parties take to the stage, sitting behind a table set with microphones. Speeches are delivered and a telegram is despatched to a waiting messenger boy before they leave stage.