• Short Summary

    Lovely shots of blossom in Kent then Royals seen at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'SPECIAL!'. Chelsea Flower Show.

    This item is in colour.

    Kent and London.

    General view of country road with RAC road sign in foreground pointing to 'Blossom Route'. A car comes by, heading in opposite direction.

    Several lovely shots of apple and cherry blossom on trees. Two sheep are seen in a blossom orchard.

    We then see various shots of the Chelsea Flower Show in the Hospital Grounds in London. A small waterfall tumbles over rocks in a pretty garden feature. Several shots of Princess Margaret (looking very glam in a white coat with black accessories) and Lord Snowdon (Anthony Armstrong-Jones) being greeted by officials and looking at flowers. The Duchess of Kent (Princess Katherine) looks at exhibits - she is wearing a bright yellow coat with matching hat.

    Rose-grower Harry Wheatcroft stands beside the rose section with Princess Margaret who sniffs a bloom. C/Us of 'Ginger Rogers' rose and 'Alec Rose'. Shots of the Queen Mother (former Queen Elizabeth) looking at displays. Several more shots of exhibits including C/Us of exotic flowers - orchids?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2099.27
    Media URN:
    57212
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:40:00 / 01:59:59:00
    Canister:
    69/42

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