Detail

Title ID 400Collection ID307
Title[Southern News: John Logie Baird plaque unveiling]
Date[ca. 1950s - 1960s]
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyNon-fictionNewsreel/News
ThemeCommemoration
KeywordsCommemorative Events
Location
LocalFolkestone
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionSouthern Television Film Unit
ParticipantsMargaret Albu - Wife of John Logie Baird
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration31sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This news item from Southern News captures the official unveiling of a plaque at 26 Guildhall Street, Folkestone. The plaque is unveiled by the wife of John Logie Baird to commemorate her husband's early experimental work on the premises during 1924.

Description

Title screen reads: "Southern Television, an excerpt from "Southern News"." The wife of John Logie Baird is accompanied along Guildhall Street and is presented with a bouquet of flowers. Standing outside a television shop occupying 26 Guildhall Street, she unveils a plaque: "John Logie Baird 1888-1946, the pioneer of television conducted some of his early experiments on these premises during 1924". End title: "Made by Southern Television Film Unit".