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Film & Video Catalogue: Item Detail

Film Number

4209

Title

[YURI GAGARIN VISITS MANCHESTER, 12 JULY 1961]

Producer

Unknown

Date

1961

Gauge

16mm

Colour

b/w

Sound

sound

Running Time

5 mins 52 secs

Description

Film of Yuri Gagarin's visit to the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers at Brook's Bar, on a rainy day. He is seen arriving at the Union, where he is presented with a medal by the Union President, Mr Fred Hollingsworth. Then through the crowded streets in an open-topped limousine to visit the Metro-Vickers factory at Trafford Park, before going to Manchester Town Hall for lunch with the Mayor. Gagarin talks, through an interpreter, to journalists about his hopes for the future of space exploration, before being taken to Ringway Airport, where he boards a flight to London.

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