Various shots of children waving Union Jacks, some from their hospital beds, greeting the King and Queen, and speech from George VI thanking Birmingham for the gift of knives and forks.
Birmingham, West Midlands
LS High shot of Birmingham Town Hall with flags in the foreground as crowds wait for King George VI (1936-1952) and Queen Elizabeth to arrive to be presented with a Silver Wedding present from the people of Birmingham. CU The Queen in car passing camera. LS Following the Royal motorcade passing through crowd-lined streets. MS Tracking shot of nurses and patients in their hospital beds on pavement. MS Cheering children waving Union Jack flags. MS Cheering throng outside the Town Hall, side view. LS Elevated shot cheering crowds outside a council house. CU Rear view of King and Queen on balcony. LS Crowd massed in Victoria Square. MS Interior of Town Hall, King and Queen on platform with Lord Mayor J.C. Burman, making his speech, welcoming them. (Nat. sound) MS and CU The King stands to rapturous applause to make his speech. "The Queen and I have been deeply touched by the welcome which we have received this morning from the citizens of Birmingham. I thank you, my Lord Mayor, for the kind words with which you have received us, and I thank all those who have joined you in offering to us this most handsome gift on the occasion of our Silver Wedding. We are very pleased to be able to receive it from your hands in the Town Hall, and in the presence of representatives of the life of the city among whom we recognise several familiar faces, for we are no strangers in Birmingham. The Queen and I are now ourselves the proud possessors of the finished work of Birmingham craftsmen. As we use these silver knives, forks and spoons in our home, we shall think of our many loyal subjects in their Midland homes who have presented them to us." (Nat. sound)
Note: All shots are mute except where indicated.