Material relating to the newsreel story "City Welcomes the Queen" 56/17
Selected Originals (off cuts, selected scenes, out-takes rushes) for story "City Welcomes the Queen" 56/17
Identical to the original story without voice over or music, but including the live sound of the Lord Mayor's and the Queen's speeches.
The Guildhall, London.
SV. Queen Elizabeth II standing at table with bouquet of flowers in hand. On her right is Lord Mayor Cuthbert Ackroyd and Queen Mother and on her left the Duke, a woman and Princess Margaret (title super over) SCU. Standing at table, the Queen then sits down. Applause going on. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on her left. GV. Hall with rows of tables in foreground (T.V.) SCU. Princess Margaret, Woman on her right, man on her left. LV. SCU. Table, with Mayor standing giving his opening speech. SCU. Sir Winston Churchill sitting at table listening, with man and woman on his right (both unknown). SV. Guests sitting at table listening. SV. Queen standing at table speaking. She starts to speak: Natural Sound: 'As you can imagine, My Lord Mayor, my husband and I have many colourful memories of our visit, which we shall always treasure. The tropical vegetation of the South, and the dry rolling plains of the North, and the sight of hundreds of horsemen and at all times and in all places, a joyous welcome. For that welcome, and for the loyalty it showed, I am deeply grateful. When I spoke to the people of Nigeria from Largos a week ago, I told them of my gratitude for their welcome and their kindness. I would like to repeat those thanks now in this historic guildhall to which so many of my family have returned from their journeys throughout the Commonwealth. The interests of the people of Nigeria will always by my concern, and their health and happiness my earnest prayer....' (Applause). LV. Queen and everybody else seated - applause continuing.