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    The Prince of Wales visits Coal Miners

    Good shots of Edward, Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII / King Edward 8th).

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    SLATE INFORMATION: "Positively Ghastly!" Incidents in the royal informal tour of stricken mining areas that confirm Prince of Wales's frank summing-up.

    **Footage dates from 1900s, circa 1906 - newsreel was distributed in 1929**
    UNITED KINGDOM: Location Unknown:

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    Cars drive up in mining town, miners lining roads / Edward, Prince of Wales in bowler hat and long coat along with others / Houses of mners / Prince of Wales greeting family and visitng inside house / People looking on / Prince of Wales emerging and talking to miners outside house, shaking hands and leaving / Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII) talking to members of the community / Miner's family with children and baby (good shots) / Miners smoking, wearing flat caps
    Background: The Prince of Wales visits Coal Miners

    Good shots of Edward, Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII / King Edward 8th).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4CBKXL7AIL0IUDKAGF678SVW5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CBKXL7AIL0IUDKAGF678SVW5
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1929
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. mice08 says

    This was filmed at Wapping Square in Northumberland and the miners worked at the Backworth pits. At the 1:10 mark my mother Violet Little as she was then as a two year old. Is held in the arms of my Grandmother Alice Little. My Grandfather who had just come up from the pit is holding Alice. I have a newspaper clipping from the Northern Echo. Thursday 31 February 1929 with an article about the Prince of Wales visit.
    My Grandfather is recalled as saying to my grandmother, when she told him that he should get cleaned up. “ if he wants to meet working men, this is what working men look like”.
    My mother Violet is 94 years of age, living independently at home in Australia and enjoys her family and life in general.

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