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Summary: I. Newsreel item on the "Lamp Day Fund" in London, May 1916.
II. Newsreel item on USS Kentucky in the Atlantic, May 1916.
III. Newsreel item on Queen Alexandra visiting a children's pageant in Streatham, London, May 1916.
IV. Newsreel item on Lord Wimborne, Viceroy of Ireland, on the occasion of his resignation, 11th May 1916.
Description: Lady Cowdray stands with helpers beside the highly decorated statue of Florence Nightingale in Waterloo Place, selling flags for the fund.
The ship is not clearly seen as a whole. A sailor finishes placing the tompion back in the mouth of one of the ship's guns. One sailor shows how to climb up one of the davits. The ship's semaphore arm in action.
The pageant is on behalf of the Streatham War Hospital Supply Depot and is held at the town hall. The children in fancy dress for the pageant arrive by charabanc. Then a long shot as Queen Alexandra (not clearly visible) arrives and enters the town hall.
Lord Wimborne resigned (over the Easter Rising) on the day the newsreel was issued. The film shows an earlier occasion of him inspecting the guard of honour at the Viceregal Lodge in Dublin.
Production Details: Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Cowdray (Lady) (person)
Alexandra, Queen (person)
Guest, Ivor Churchill (1st Viscount Wimborne) (person)
United States Navy, USS KENTUCKY, battleship (1898) (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, British - charity (object name)
ships, United States naval - battleship: Kentucky (object name)
operations, United States naval - routine (object name)
society, British - charity (object name)
buildings, British - institutional: town hall (object name)
delegations, British national - political (object name)
GB, England & London, SW <Waterloo Place> (geography)
GB, England & London, SW <Streatham> (geography)
GB, Ireland & Dublin, Co Dublin <Viceregal Lodge> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 271 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details
Technical: the P 1 version of this film was a nitrate print which has been destroyed