• Short Summary

    Visnews cameras were
    at Nakuru, Kenya, to film the Queen Mother as she boarded the ivory and maroon
    Royal train of the East African railway for a five-day tour into the settlers'
    ranching country - "The White Highlands of Kenya".

  • Description

    Visnews cameras were
    at Nakuru, Kenya, to film the Queen Mother as she boarded the ivory and maroon
    Royal train of the East African railway for a five-day tour into the settlers'
    ranching country - "The White Highlands of Kenya".

    The Queen Mother broke her journey at Mazi Mazuri - "Good Water" - to meet
    European settlers and Africans. The train continued its journey to the Equator
    Station, where Equator settlers drove herds of beasts specially striped with
    red, white and blue tints to greet the Queen Mother as she stepped from the
    train onto "The Line". The shade temperature at Equator Village when the Queen
    arrived in the evening was 65 degrees F.

    On Feb 14 - St. Valentine's Day, the Queen Mother found a Valentine card on her
    breakfast tray from the 71 railway workers on the Royal train. the card bore
    this verse: "We railway men are deadly dull. Our lives run straighter than our
    line. Today our cup is more than full, For you, provide our Valentine." Nea
    Kitale, the Queen visited the homestead of pioneer farmer, Mr. A.W. Symes and
    received a number of Britons including the Duke and Duchess of Manchester. At
    Kitale the Queen Mother was given an enthusiastic reception by the Africans and
    white settlers. After visiting the Town hall, she attended a children's rally.

    There she was Suke tribesmen in full "warpaint".

    The Royal train will take the Queen Mother to Timboroa, which at 9,130 feet is
    the highest inhabited region in Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38KYH9WVZS03LBKYCS3N8O6U4
    Media URN:
    VLVA38KYH9WVZS03LBKYCS3N8O6U4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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