United Kingdom / Ireland

Oct. 30, 1950 - Scene Inside The House Of Commons Before Opening Of The New Chamber. Historic Photograph: This historic photograph shows the Chamber of the new House of Commons - with members in their seats - prior to the official ceremony of opening the new House of Commons by H.M. The King. The opportunity of making a similar photograph has not occurred before and may never occur again. The occasion was the scramble to reserve seats after the Sergeant at Arms had unlocked the door at 8. a.m. this morning in readiness for the ceremonies. Members of the Opposition are seen seated in the Opposition benches. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS.com)