• Short Summary

    Cheering crowds welcome King George VI and Queen Elizabeth throughout their tour of Lancashire.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ROYAL TOUR IN LANCASHIRE".

    Various shots of King George VI (Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother, Duchess of York) on their tour of industrial Lancashire, meeting people and being welcomed by crowds of cheering, flag-waving locals. Commentator mentions the royal couple are accompanied by Lord Derby and Sir Samuel Hoare (it is not clear if they are seen at this point).

    After leaving the County Hall at Preston, the King and Queen are driven to Noorpark to inspect 2,500 members of the British Legion (brief shot of the car driving past the veterans). Then they head towards the sea, passing through crowd-lined streets in Lytham St Annes and on to Blackpool where they are driven along the lower level promenade with Blackpool Tower in the background. They seem to meet the Mayor (of Blackpool?) at a Town Hall or County building, then drive off again.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    967.21
    Media URN:
    17350
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:29:00 / 01:20:42:00
    Canister:
    38/40

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