• 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

    1.
    CU. Sign 'Nakuru'
    2.5
    ft

    2.
    LV. Queen Mother in station building.
    3.5 ft

    3.
    CU. Queen Mother talking with officials.
    2.5 ft

    4.
    CU. Queen Mother boarding train.
    1.5 ft

    5.
    LV. Queen Mother on train.
    2.5 ft

    6.
    CU.
    Sign 'Mazi Mazuri' station.
    2.5 ft

    7.
    LV. Queen
    Mother meeting settlers.
    3.5 ft

    8.
    CU. Ditto.
    2.5 ft

    9.
    SV. Queen Mother waving from train.
    2.5 ft

    10.
    TV. Train en route to Equator station.
    4 ft

    11.
    LV. Queen leaving train is greeted by
    officials.
    5.5 ft

    12.
    SV. Children waving Jack.
    3 ft

    13.
    CU. Queen Mother meeting European settlers.
    2 ft

    14.
    LV. Ditto.
    3 ft

    15.
    LV. Queen Mother meeting Mr. and Mrs. Symes owners of homestead near
    Kitale.
    8 ft

    16.
    LV. Queen Mother inspects farmstead.
    3 ft

    17.
    LV. Queen Mother waves from car en route to
    Town Hall at Kitale.
    4 ft

    18.
    GV. Crowd waving.
    2 ft

    19.
    LV. Queen Mother arrives at Town Hall.
    2.5 ft

    20.
    LV. Tribesmen seated on grass.
    3.5 ft

    21.
    CU. Witch doctor.
    3.5 ft

    22.
    LV. Queen Mother enters a land rover.
    2.5 ft

    23.
    CU. Children waving.
    2.5 ft

    24.
    LV. Queen
    Mother waves from land rover.
    5 ft

    25.
    SV. Girls
    present bouquets to Queen Mother.
    4 ft

    26.
    LV. Queen
    Mother talks to Girl Guides.
    6 ft

    27.
    SV. Queen
    Mother talks to Cubs.
    3.5 ft



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    EDITORS PLEASE REFER TO PROD. NO. 1123/59.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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