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  • Short Summary

    Queen Amelia reviews girl guides in Richmond.

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    Queen Amelia of Portugal reviews girl guides at Buccleugh House Richmond. Greater London.

    Children; royalty; youth organisations. Queen Amelia of Portugal (though this is after the Portuguese kicked out their royalty in 1910) reviews Girl Guides at Buccleugh House; Richmond. Shot of ex-Queen; a sort of dumpy middle-aged woman; walking down steps with a few others. Cute shot of children's (little boys) drum and bugle corps marching around in uniforms like sailor suits. They are followed by Girl Guides carrying flags; dressed in various British ethnic costumes. One older girl wears long train carried by two tiny girls. Shot of Amelia and some men walking around field where girls are standing. The Queen being given a bouquet by a Girl Guide.

    Amendment 2018:
    John Alexander Whitehead can be seen briefly on the right of the picture as Queen Amelia comes down the stairs. (Whitehead was living in Buccleuch House at the time.)

    Queen Amelia was the president of the Richmond District Girl Guides. This happened in September 1917.

    There is variation in the spelling of Buccleuch/Buccleugh, and most sources, including English Heritage, Richmond Council, and John A Whitehead, use the ch spelling, so you might want to correct the spelling in the summary but provide for that variation in searches. Buccleuch House stood between the Thames and Petersham Road in Richmond.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:30:00 / 01:34:15:00
    ON 087 J

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