Cuts from newsreel 49/53 - Royal Tour of Midlands - Brocklehurst, Macclesfield and Derby.
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Cuts from newsreel 49/53 - Royal Tour of Midlands - Brocklehurst, Macclesfield, Derby and Nottingham.
General view inside weaving workshop at silk factory in Brocklehurst. Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth) chatting to workers at spinning and weaving machines and watching people at work. Princess, Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and town officials entering Town Hall at Macclesfield. C/U of 'Welcome' banner over the Town Hall; pan to Royal Car pulling up amid cheering crowds. Princess and Duke walking from car up to platform in front of Town Hall.
L/S of Royal couple on balcony of Town Hall at Derby waving to crowds. M/S of Princess Elizabeth watching weaving machine at Brocklehurst silk works and chatting to workers as before. M/S of the Princess being presented with bouquet by schoolgirl Shirley Hankinson upon arrival at Macclesfield railway station. M/S as the Princess looks at machines in silk works and at paper designs in the factory. M/S of Princess smiling as she chats to man at silk exhibition. M/S of the Princess looking at material on stand in exhibition. Man worker explaining spinning machine to Elizabeth. Tracking shot as we pass waving crowds on way to Macclesfield Town Hall.
At Nottingham we see back view of Royal Cars arriving at Council House (municipal building - Town Hall?). Princess, Duke and Mayor of Nottingham, Alderman JE Mitchell walk through porch into Square. Elizabeth inspecting guard of honour of Sherwood Forresters and ex-servicemen. Pan from Princess, past Mayor to Duke walking up to soldier and speaking to him. Royal party walking across Square. Various shots of the royal party walking round Nottingham Trade Fair held in a large tent or marquee (light poor). Elizabeth and Philip walking with Mayor and Mayoress across the Square to the Council House. Elizabeth chatting to ex-servicemen. L/S of the procession, headed by mace bearer, followed by Princess and Mayor, walking to the Council House. The Princess and Duke driving off in an open car through crowds. More shots of Elizabeth talking to ex-servicemen. Back view Princess and others on balcony of City Hall to watch a display of folk dancing, pan over to include dancing. Various L/Ss of the dancing and people watching from the balcony. Young girls hold banner reading 'We Wish You Health and Happiness'. Elevated views of parade of schoolgirls making their way through streets and up to City Hall. High angle shots of crowds.
Royal Car with Princess and Duke going through streets; they wave to crowds as they drive around the city. Royal procession drives out of town with police escort. Police attend to fainting person in the crowds.