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    The main feature of Friday, 25th.April, in Princess Margaret's West Indies tour was a visit?

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    Reel One. General view of college.

    Cut ins of children.

    Arrival at the College - greeted by the Governor-General, etc.

    Walking past children.

    Walking from the college to the Cocoa Research Plot.

    Before this there are various cut-in shots or research work on the cocoa plant. The story of cocoa from the plant to the chocolate stage.

    In the Cocoa research plot the Princess saw cocoa plants growing on special trees planted for research purposes.

    Various angles as she stood in the cocoa plant research plot.

    She is shown the special knife, mounted on the end of a bamboo pole, which is used for cutting down the plants.

    After which she walks along the special table on which they have displayed the various stages of the cocoa plant.

    (see cut-ins at beginning of reel)

    Reel Two.

    She then drives to the Students Hostel.

    In this College there are 26 students from the U.K., together with 60 other students from 2I different countries.

    After arrival shots at the students hostel site she meets a group of students drawn from all parts of the world.

    Posed picture with these students.

    She received bouquet.

    Drive away.

    Initials S-D

    NOTE: This story was the normal scrummage which we face from day to day.
    Attached herewith the story of the College.
    In most shots she is seen walking with the Principal of the College, Mr. HERTLOTS, (in gown)

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    Background: The main feature of Friday, 25th.April, in Princess Margaret's West Indies tour was a visit to the Imperial Tropical Agricultural College at St. Augustine, Trinidad.

    The college is mainly concerned with providing instruction in the production and marketing of tropical produce in the Caribbean.

    Under the cool shadows cast by the cocoa trees, Princess Margaret looked at pots and jars of beans in various stages of growth and process. The main programme at the College at present is the improvement of the cocoa crops.

    In addition the story of cocoa beans to chocolate is illustrated.

    For some time she talk with members of the 60-strong students' body, who are drawn from 21 different countries. After posing with representatives of the students and being presented with a bouquet from a very shy, some what cautious girl, Princess Margaret toured the main buildings.

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