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  • Short Summary

    Queen Mary and King George V enjoy visit to allotments, seeing a pig and prize lettuce.

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    Royal visit to allotments - Queen Mary and King George V.

    Location of events unknown - somewhere in Britain.

    Shot of King and Queen along with Mayor and probably Mayor's wife; heading up a group of people on this tour; walking along through a garden. Pan as they pass rose bush. Next a man is holding up a piglet. The Queen laughs, pats the critter and scratches its ears.

    Shot of the King and 5 other men standing in a garden. George points with his cane at what seems to be a huge prize lettuce. Pan to Queen. Then CU Queen Mary in a line with others; looking down at something.

    Royalty; Agriculture.

    Note: Queen Mary looks positively jolly in some of these shots! - SL.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:15:00 / 01:47:03:00
    ON 078 M

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  1. Unknown user says

    Re your film 'Royal visit to allotments - Queen Mary 1914-18' address -

    This was filmed at allotments in Battersea, London, the shot admiring the giant cabbage was on the allotment of my grandfather. The couple on the left of the film are my grandparents; Augustus Joseph Bull and his wife Mary.

    We have a still photograph of this scene - a proud family moment.

    Your sincerely

    Colin George Bull

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