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    The Savoy Swindon. Wiltshire.

    M/S of train pulling up in station. SV Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) steps from train and she walks across to shake hands with Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire who fumbles with glove. SV shot crowds lining road (extra shots). Various shots of the Queen with mayor greeting ex-servicemen at the Garden of Remembrance which she opens. GV travel shot procession of car going through Swindon streets. CU pan Girl Guides at Moreden playing fields. SV Princess inspecting Guides. SV Welcome sign outside Swindon works. SV Works girls waiting for Princess. Shots of the Princess arriving at steel works. Several shots of the workers watching. CU Pan Princess accompanied by Chief Regional Officer Mr K.W.C. Grand walking into works. SV Man pouring molten metal into casting of Princess' name.

    Pan up to Princess. CU Princess. CU Completed casting. LV Princess walking behind engineers on test bench - pan to engine on test bed. CU Engine piston rod working. CU Princess. LV Men looking on - engine King George VI in background. SV Princess climbing onto dais to unveil engine 'Swindon'. SV Workmen looking on. SV Princess unveiling nameplate of engine. LV Men in works looking on. SV Princess climbing aboard engine "Princess Elizabeth" to drive engine to Swindon Station. CU Nameplate on engine "Princess Elizabeth". SV Princess on footplate. CU Engine wheels starting to revolve, pan up as engine pulls out of shed.

    Cataloguer's note: Special extended version of 'The Princess Drives Train' for cinemas in Swindon

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:20:00 / 01:56:14:00
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  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Swindon - Local History in newsreel film clips Trains Wiltshire The Queen's UK visits
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "M/S of train pulling up in station" - the train is hauled by GWR 4000 Class locomotive No. 4057, named "Princess Elizabeth".

    "Girl Guides at Moreden playing fields." - that should read Moredon Playing Fields.

    "Chief Regional Officer Mr K.W.C. Grand" - his full name is Keith Grand.

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