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B&W. 16:13min. Travancore, (Kerala), India. 1935. Unidentified filmmaker. Maharaja of Travancore, H.H. Balarama Varma II welcomed by Mr. & Mrs. J.S.B. Wallace at the Nullantanni all-electric tea factory. Address of welcome by Mr Wallace, the general manager of the Kanan Devan Hills Produce Company. Garden party in honour of the royal guests. Tennis match. Horse racing at the High Range Club and awards ceremonies for the Leckie Cup, Pinches Cup and H.H ‘s Cup. The opening of the Neriamangalam Bridge over the Periyar river attended by the Maharaja of Travancore and many High Range residents (spring 1935). Mr. Truscott, the chief engineer, reads his address of welcome. Scenes of Mr. C. Hodgson, Mr. and Mrs. Truscott, Mr. Newman Saunders and of a group of British tea planters. The Maharaja of Travancore officially opens the bridge. (film with captions).


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