• Short Summary

    King George VI tours Cornwall and Devon.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "His Majesty's Tour in the West".

    Devon and Cornwall.

    King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) tours Duchy of Cornwall Estate. Various shots of King arriving by rail at Moretonhampstead in Devon. Cheering crowds waving Union Jack flags greet the King.

    Various shots of King's car driving through crowd lined streets of Launceston, Cornwall. Various shots of King walking up to Launceston Castle. A quirky ancient ceremony then takes place. The King, standing on raised platform, is presented with 'rent' from his tenants - not money, but odd gifts. Local dignitaries, including the mayor, kneel before the King present him with a bag of pepper, greyhounds, spade and firewood. Crowd and King laugh. King then gives a speech

    Various shots of King getting into his car. We see King 's car drive around West Country roads, small groups of people wave from roadside. The King stops for lunch at his farm Stoke Climsland.

    Various shots of King meeting crowds at village of Curry Mallet. C/U of village's oldest inhabitants - Emma Coates (age 107) and Oliver Chalker (age 99). More shots of King greeting people and crowds waving. King gets into car and is driven off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:32:00 / 01:12:23:00

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