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  1. NeilRobson says

    The date of this film is 18 February 1920 and it relates to the visit of Queen Mary to Hotham Road School, Putney, which is in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The tall man walking uneasily forward to be presented to her at 00:12 is Cpl. Ted Foster, the Tooting dustman who won the Victoria Cross in France in 1917. The girl presenting the bouquet to the Queen a few seconds earlier is Alice Kemp, who was brought up by Foster and his wife.

    The young woman in the fur collar seen most clearly at 00:40 is the Queen’s daughter, Princess Mary, who was known as the Princess Royal between 1932 and 1965. The Mayor of Wandsworth, seen from the very start, was Lt Cdr A. Cooper Rawson.

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