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    Princess Margaret laid the foundation stone of a new Town Hall in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, today.

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    Princess Margaret laid the foundation stone of a new Town Hall in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, today. Dressed in a white paper taffeta print with an orchid pink design - draped bodice and deep neck-line - the Princess was welcomed by the Mayor, Mr. Mahabir, in a speech from the specially constructed dais. The Mayor said: "It is our wish that it will be possible for you to be with us for the opening of the new Town Hall to usher in the first Mayor to this modern and magnificent edifice..." It was hoped to complete the building by 1960. In her reply, Princess Margaret said: "I am so happy to be back again in this city of which I have such vivid and happy memories from my last visit in 1955. Your new Town Hall will have that link with the past which is so important in the modern world in which we live."
    Princess Margaret delighted photographers who were covering her official engagements during her Caribbean Tour by calling a special 'Picture-Conference' at the Governor General's House, Port of Spain, this morning. More than 60 cameramen and photographers from all parts of the world followed the Princess as she strolled around the gardens, taking shots from all angles. Accompanied part of the time by the Governor General, Lord Hailes, and Lady Hailes, the Princess was attended also by her Lady-in-Waiting, Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. Towards the end of the photo-session, Lady Elizabeth was given some professional advice on the working of her own camera.

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