• Short Summary

    King, Queen and Princess Margaret touring in Lancashire.

  • Description

    Various Lancashire.

    This is the short version of the story. Long version of the story can be found in the same Pathe Gazettes issue (51/31) on the same Pathe Master tape (PM1431) - Film ID 1431.23.

    All the footage seen in this item can be also seen in the longer version of the story where the tour has been shown in greater detail.

    Description taken from 1431.23:
    Lancaster and Preston, Lancashire.

    LV. Royal cars driving through crowd en route for Lancaster Castle. SV. Crowd. Woman looking through mirror. LV. Cat walking between crowd in road. LV. Elevated, car driving between crowds to entrance of castle. SV. Royal car stops on road. Princess Margaret alights, followed by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother). They are greeted by Lord Sefton, Constable of the Castle. GV. Crowd lining road outside castle. SV. Lord Sefton presents keys to King for him to touch. SV. King touching keys. SV. Crowd. SV. Pan, King and Queen accompanied by Lord Sefton walk towards castle gates. LV. Royal party entering castle gates. SV. Back view of dignitaries following King and Queen. SV. King and Queen and Lord Sefton walking through courtyard. SV. King and Queen entering castle. LV. King and Queen inside castle. SV. King looking at Coats of Arms on wall of castle. CU. Pan, Coats of Arms. SCU. Queen looking at visitor's book, last signed by King George V.

    SV. Crowd. LV. Pan, royal car driving through crowd en route for Royal Lancaster Infirmary. LV. Crowd lining wall. SV. King and Queen inspecting nurses at infirmary. MV. King and Queen talking to seated patients. CU. Queen. SV. Queen talking to children. CU. King and Queen. Queen shakes hands. SV. Crowd.

    SV. Towards, King inspecting cadets of the Royal Lancaster Grammar School. SV. Queen talking to head boy Ronald Britton, accompanied by Mayor of Lancaster. SV. Children waving. SV. Queen talking to boys of school. SV. King talking to the headmaster, Ronald Britton and Princess Margaret in background. LV. Towards, King, Queen and headmaster walking in school ground, Ronald Britton talking to Princess Margaret in background. SV. Children. LV. Ronald Britton calling for three cheers for King and Queen.

    GV. Crowd around Queen Victoria's statue outside Town Hall. SV. Royal party walking up steps of Town Hall accompanied by Mayor. SV. King waving to crowd from steps of Town Hall. LV. King waving to crowd.

    GV. Countryside. CU. Pan back to back view of royal car arriving at Corless Mill Farm. CU. Mrs Fox, pan to Mr Fox - the farmers. SV. King shaking hands with Mr and Mrs Fox, Queen also shakes hands. SV. Tenants looking on. SV. Queen accompanied by Princess Margaret talking to Mr Fox. V. King talking to tenant. CU. Princess Margaret talking to tenant. CU. Queen talking to tenant. CU. King talking to tenant, pan to Queen. LV. Royal party talking to tenants. SV. Mr Fox opening incubator showing King and Queen hatched-out chicks. CU. Chicken in incubator drawer. CU. King, Queen and Mr Fox. SV. Queen touching chicks.

    LV. Royal party looking through doorway of cowshed at Kiln Trees Farm. CU. Queen looking through doorway of cowshed at Kiln Trees Farm. SV. King and Queen with farmer Hodgkinson looking at young heifers at Myers Cough Lodge Farm, pan to heifers. Farmer Hodgkinson and the King walking away from stalls. LV. Elevated, King looking at agricultural machinery. SV. Tenants waving.

    LV. Towards, royal cars moving down country lane. GV. Countryside. SV. King and Queen at front door of Wards House Farm with Mr and Mrs Garlick, who are 85 years old. SV. King and Queen chatting to Mrs Garlick. LV. King, Queen and Princess Margaret posing with the old couple. SCU. King, Queen and Mrs Garlick, pan to Mr Garlick with Princess Margaret.

    LV. King shaking hands with police chiefs. CU. Queen talking to police inspector. LV. King shakes hands with Chief Inspector. CU. King and Queen with police chiefs. SV. Pan of King, Queen and Princess Margaret walking past tenants waving farewell.

    GV. Decorated Preston Town Hall. Angle shot, pan down building. LV. Pan, royal car arriving in front of Town Hall. CU. Crowd watching. LV. People being presented to royal family on balcony of Town Hall, & SV. Side view, people being presented to King and Queen on balcony of Town Hall. LV. Mass crowd, pan up to Town Hall. SV. King and Queen on balcony waving to crowd. SV. King and Queen waving from balcony. LV. King and Queen waving from balcony. People in foreground giving three cheers.

    (Special Orig. Lav."H") (Orig. of Issue Story 51/31C)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:33:00 / 01:31:41:00

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