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  • Short Summary

    Queen Mary reviews boy scout troop.

  • Description

    Wandsworth, London.

    Item title illegible on Digibeta transfer. First part reads: "Queen with the Kiddies. Thousands of children at the Borough Schools..."

    MS. Queen Mary with Mayor and other dignitaries. She is given a bouquet by a young girl.

    LS. CU. Queen Mary reviewing Boy Scouts. One boy salutes as the Queen passes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    206.17
    Media URN:
    21413
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:45:00 / 01:26:27:00
    Canister:
    G 644

Comments (1)

  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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