• Short Summary

    Beauty and deportment queen is chosen to represent Britain's textile workers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Blackburn Girl Wins Textile Crown".

    Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, Lancashire. Beauty and deportment queen chosen from textile workers.

    MV Miss Brenda Brittain (Failsworth) being presented with bouquet, she walks forward and curtseys to judges. MV Miss Ellen Johnson (Leeds.) parading before spectators. SV Judges. MV Miss Ellen Johnson curtsies to judges. SV Miss Muriel Wilcox (Blackburn) parading before spectators. MV Audience.

    MV Mrs. Barbara Castle. MP for Blackburn (Not Blackpool as voiceover says), crowns Muriel Wilcox, Cotton Queen, stoops and kisses her afterwards. GV Audience applauding CU Cotton Queen seated on throne. Mr John Edwards, MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade kisses Queen.

    LV GV Cotton Queen leaving building, walks through crowd to coach. CU Pan Cotton Queen enters coach. GV Crowd. CU Pan Cotton Queen seated on throne in coach, waves as coach pulls away. LV Crowds at Blackpool baths. LV Cotton Queen leading her retinue round baths. CU Pan of the Cotton Queen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1417.23
    Media URN:
    46176
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:21:00 / 01:34:31:00
    Canister:
    49/56

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