Beauty pageant for female cotton mill workers in Lancashire.
Unissued / unused material.
Production Princess beauty pageant at cotton mill in Heywood, Lancashire.
L/S Heywood town. M/S Union Jack flag being hoisted, pan down to man hoisting. M/S flag flying on top of Stanley Mills. C/U headline on newspaper: "Heywood makes History". M/S man shovelling coal into a furnace. C/U man wiping wheel with rag. C/U device that controls speed of engine revolving. C/U large wheel turning. C/U machinery. C/U wheel and belts revolving. C/U strap revolving around wheel. General view of spinning room in mill. Various shots women workers tending machine used for spinning and weaving. M/S two girls getting ready to go home. L/S girls leaving factory. M/S girls leaving factory. M/S girls' legs leaving factory.
M/S girl in fur coat entering hall where beauty show is to be held, she hangs up coat and walks towards dressing room. Various shots girls sitting at table in front of mirror putting on makeup and doing hair, Joan Ridgdale is in centre (later declared The Heywood Princess). Various shots girls walking onto stage carrying signs: "Darwen", "Heywood" and "Nelson". Various shots cotton mill girls dressed in glamorous outfits parading on stage. A large audience watches and applauds. M/S Joan, the Heywood Princess walking through arch onto stage. C/U Joan Ridgedale. General view of audience. C/U girl in check suit and large ha. Panning C/U the winners, the other contestants and local mayors. C/U Heywood Princess. L/S stage curtains being drawn.