• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth visits new town of Stevenage.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Royal News".

    Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire.

    C/U Queen Elizabeth II stepping out of her car and being greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Hertford, David Bowes-Lyon. M/S modern housing estate. Queen walks out of house after inspection. C/U Queen walking passed cheering children.

    G/V from clock tower to crowds assembled in the town square. Queen unveils panel on the clock tower. Queen accompanied by officials walks round the Town Square. Local people cheering. C/U Queen walking past window of butcher's shop, she shakes hands with butcher Mr. Shepherd. Panning C/U meat in shop window. Interior: C/U Queen talking to Mr. Shepherd.

    Exterior of newly built Pied Piper Public House. C/U pub sign. Interior: Wilf Mannion, former international footballer pulls a pint of beer with his wife Bernadette. Wilf shows the Queen around the pub.

    Crowds cheering. Various shots of Queen looking at Thunderbird Missiles, manufactured by English Electric (one of new town's industries).

    Note: this story runs straight into next which is "Royal News - Rome" (film id 1577.11).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1577.10
    Media URN:
    50568
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:22:00 / 01:20:40:00
    Canister:
    59/33

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