• Short Summary

    Prince Albert visits Crockett and Jones, the boot making factory.

  • Description

    Northampton, Northamptonshire.

    Title: "DUKE of YORK the conscientious President of the Industrial Welfare Society - spends a day with the workers under actual working conditions in great boot factories".

    C/U of Prince Albert, the Duke of York, looking over the shoulder of a young woman working at a bench on the factory floor. A man in a suit - the boss? - blows his nose with a handkerchief before ushering the Prince along to the next bench. M/S of the Prince looking over the shoulder of a female machine operator. M/S of a swarming crowd outside the factory, including several press photographers. We see the top of the Prince's head as he gets into a car which then drives through the crowd.

    There then follows several seconds of black spacing.

    M/S of the Prince walking across the factory floor, the 'boss' stops at a work bench and explains to the Prince what is being done. The Prince picks up and examines a half-made boot, before talking to an elderly man. Various shots of the back of the Prince's head as he talks to workers. The Prince appears to try his hand at boot making - impossible to see what he does as view is obstructed by a crowd of factory officials. More shots of the Prince walking through the factory, more shots of the crowd outside the factory.

    Notes: Pathe have been informed that this was shot at Crockett and Jones and that the man in the suit and cane is Sir James Crockett one of the founders of the company.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:25:00 / 01:52:16:00
    G 1059

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