Crowds watching ship from embankment outside tower of London.
Tower Pier, London.
Newspaper cuttings state through collections in Sunday schools children have always contributed largely to supporting the London Missionary Society's long line of ships. Princess Margaret received from nearly 90 boys and girls purses of money collected by children in many parts of the world more than £70,000. A token gift from Africa was handed to the Princess by a young great-great-grandson Anthony Robins of the pioneer missionary John Williams (who was eaten by cannibals on the island of Erromanga). A girl presented for the Princess' personal acceptance a handbag made in the Cook Islands from native materials. The Princess' itinerary is also contained in the documentation.
(Roll 3) L.S. The ship -'John Williams VI' alongside jetty. S.C.U. Banner with "John William VI" on it. M.S. Ship's upper deck. M.S. Ship's mast. L.S. People on jetty watching ship leave. L.S. People on jetty watching ship leave. M.S. Ship alongside jetty. C.U. Bow of ship in water, showing numbers. L.S. People on Embankment. C.U. Ship's mast, flying flag. M.S. Princess Margaret crossing Bailey type Bridge. M.S. Princess Margaret arriving at jetty. People watching on the Embankment in background. M.S. Elevated shot bouquet being presented. Margaret continues walking along jetty. M.S. Margaret being introduced to officials. M.S. From ship looking down onto jetty. M.S. Elevated, From ship looking down onto jetty. M.S. Princess Margaret walking on board. M.S. Sailors looking on. L.S. Elevated people on Embankment watching. M.S. Ship moving down Thames with Tower Bridge silhouetted in background shrouded in mist. S.C.U. Margaret being presented with purses. C.U. Margaret being presented with purses. ( 2 shots) M.S. Children waiting their turn to present purses. S.C.U. Children presenting purses. C.U. Clergymen presenting purse.