• Short Summary

    Princess Elizabeth's Midlands tour.

  • Description

    Birmingham, Shropshire, Worcester, Edgmond.

    GV. Lilleshall National recreation centre. LV. Archers practising, & SV. CU. Woman archer. CU. Arrow going into target. SCU. Man lifting weights. MV. Footballers playing football tennis. LV. Crowds before Lilleshall centre. GV. Crowds. MV. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) at mike, ready to open the new centre during her Midlands tour. SCU. Princess speaking (natural sound): 'I now have much pleasure in declaring the Lilleshall National recreation centre open.' Applause. SV. MV. Crowd applauding. MV. Angle shot, Lilleshall centre. SV. Princess Elizabeth walking through grounds with officials, & MV. MV. Princess watching judo demonstration. SCU. Princess watching demonstration. MV. Footballers kicking ball about, & SV.

    MV. Angle shot, Worcester cathedral, pan to Princess Elizabeth leaving cathedral with Mayor of Worcester. MV. Crowd cheering. MV. Back view, Princess meeting ex-servicemen Guard of Honour. LV. Princess and dignitaries walking between ranks. SV. Royal porcelain works. SV. Princess Elizabeth greeting employee in porcelain works. SV. Princess watching potters at work. SCU. Princess smiling and chatting to potter. SCU. Man dipping plates. SCU. Princess passing above. MV. Princess watching girls decorating pottery.

    LV. Harper Adams Agricultural College at Edgmond, Princess Elizabeth open the new students quarters. MV. Princess Elizabeth inspecting cattle. CU. Small calf. MV. Princess strokes calf. SV. Students taking pictures.

    SV. Princess looking at work at the Women's Festival Exhibition. CU. Girl working loom. SV. Princess looking at girl working loom.

    LV. Crowds in front of Queen Victoria Memorial in Victoria Square, Birmingham. LV. Princess Elizabeth waving to crowds as she is about to unveil the memorial. SV. People and children watching. LV. Princess unveils Queen Victoria memorial. CU. Memorial. CU. Pan, Princess Elizabeth walking away and waves. SV. People waving.

    Schoolchildren lined up on Aston Villa grounds at Villa Park waiting for the arrival of Princess Elizabeth. LV. Princess in car driving past lined up children. SV. Car driving towards camera. SCU. Small boy and girl. SV. Princess steps out of car. LV. Girls doing mass PT exercises. SV. Children doing mass PT exercises on grounds. CU. Small boy swinging arms. LV. Children dancing around in circles.

    GV. Top view, Princess inspecting old veteran cars. SV. Princess looking at old car. CU. Princess talking to driver. SV. Princess walking past old car and pointing to steering wheel. SV. Old car with man pumping oil into engine. SV. Princess looking into bonnet of old car. SV. Man hand cranking old car through spokes of rear wheel. SV. Princess and others watching from dais. Top view, old cars moving away from start on their way to Coventry. SV. Top view, pan, old car. SV. Princess and Mayor watching. Side view, pan, old car driving past. Driver raises his hat. SV. Top view, old car driving past. One tries to overtake. SV. Pan, a group of mechanics pushing old car trying to get it to start. SV. Crowd watching. SV. Pan three wheeler type car with woman sitting in front. LV. Old cars in procession en route to Coventry.

    (Lav.) (Orig.A.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:04:00 / 01:30:16:00

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