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    Princess Elizabeth visits modern housing estate in Ilford.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) visits Ilford Housing Estate, Essex / London.

    MS Princess' car drawing up at Buddock Court, a modern block of flats. MS the Princess alighting and being greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Essex, Sir Francis Whitmore, who presents the Mayor, (Alderman Colvin) and Town Clerk (Mr. K. F. B. Nicholls) to her. A woman is also presented to her. MS Princess and Sir Francis Whitemore walking under canopy. A small girl presents bouquet to the Princess. MS the Mayor and Princess followed by another woman and Sir Francis Whitmore, they walk past tenants into one of the flats. LS flats showing Royal car and other cars. Exterior view of flats, pan to crowds outside flat. MS Princess, Mayor and others walking through lines of tenants. CU Princess and Mayor walking up to Girl Guide leader. CU Princess talking to guide leader. MS Princess leaving flat. Pan along waving spectators, behind them are modern houses. MS Mayor and Princess walking towards. Back view Princess being escorted to car by Mayor.

    Date on dope sheet is 26/10/1949.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:17:00 / 01:57:23:00
    UN 2190 B

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  1. nf3996 says

    The final section of the film ('modern houses' etc) is from a later part of the visit that day. It shows Princess Elizabeth visiting 37 Caernarvon Drive, one of Ilford Borough Council's newly completed houses. The houses under construction in the background are in Caernarvon Drive and Ravensbourne Gardens. The trees in the distance are Claybury Woods.

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