Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Cochrane St., London, N.W.8

    LS. Queen Mother walking between rows of children, which includes, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and Cubs. Very good shots of Queen Mother receiving presents from and talking to young children. LS. Spectators applauding. MS. Queen Mother unveiling plaque. CU. Plaque. MS. Miss Cameron seated on settee in flat. LS. Various shots, interior of several rooms of flat. LS. Queen Mother arriving and receiving presents from children - Queen Mother rises to speak. "I am very glad to be with you here this afternoon to celebrate yet another achievement of the St. Marylebone Housing Association. Its work has been very familiar to me from the earliest days and it is characteristic I think, of the Association that its activities not only move steadily forward but they have been adjusted continually to whatever needs may be most urgent. These new buildings for instance, are designed for the use of occupants whose income, through no fault of their own, has sadly dwindled, at a time when they need it most, and when years and circumstances combined to make any additions impossible the existence of these splendid new homes is I think one of the most valuable as it is especially the last of the works inspired by Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Davis has always seemed to be, although she would be the first to disclaim it, one of the most remarkable women of her generation. Without great wealth and technical experience, or at first any organisation at all, she preserved behind that gentle exterior, an unswerving intention to improve the lot of her fellow men and women. It is fitting that these buildings should bear her name, but though monuments are not in brick and mortar alone but in the hearts of countless men, women and children...................and now I have great pleasure in declaring the new flats open." LS. People looking on, on the balconies. LS. Queen Mother walking round and entering flat. LS. Queen Mother looking from balcony from flat.


  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:58:00 / 01:17:24:00
    UN 2532 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2532 A
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment