The Queen presents Romsey with a 350th Anniversary Charter.
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Romsey, Hampshire. The Queen presents Romsey with a 350th Anniversary Charter.
GV Guard of Honour, crowd in background. Various shots of crowd. Various shots of Queen arriving and of presentations. Various shots of Queen Elizabeth II inspecting Guard of Honour and walking back to dais. SV Mayor giving speech of Welcome to Queen, and presenting Queen with Address. Behind the Queen are Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina Mountbatten. MS Queen speaking, thanking Mayor HC Mackrell for address and for warm welcome in which we were received and of the 'great pleasure to be visiting Romsey, especially on such an occasion as the Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Grant of your Charter in Corporation. And look forward in joining in the service of Thanksgiving on this occasion in your ancient Abbey where we have so often worshipped... My husband and I take this opportunity of congratulating you on your achievement and of expressing our good wishes for the welfare, happiness and prosperity of the people of Romsey.' LS Queen on dais, crowds around stand cheering. LS Queen coming down steps. Overhead shots of crowd.
Various views of procession making its way to Romsey Abbey, crowds gathered on either side. GV Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walking past cheering crowds on their way to the Abbey (Pamela Mountbatten is also seen in the procession). More shots of procession, pan up to people looking out of window, decorated with flags etc.
(Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 06/04/1957.