• Short Summary

    Seventeen thousand children, some of whom started arriving in Georgetown long before dawn from places more than 100 miles away, cheered Princess Margaret when she visited the city's cricket club ground this morning.

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    REEL OF SOUND.



    At the Cricket Club Ground in GEORGETOWN, BRITISH GUIANA, more than eighteen thousand school children and members of youth organisations were assembled to greet Princess Margaret.



    After her arrival she entered a Land Rover and drove around the perimeter of the ground to be wildly greeted by the children.
    300 ft


    After a presentation of a gift by six children, representing the Six Peoples of British Guiana, the entire assembly sang the "SONG OF GUIANA's CHILDREN".



    Later she drove once more around the ground in her car before leaving.



    Various angles on arrival.



    Drive around past cheering children.



    Presentation of gift. Very long distance shot.



    The "SONG OF GUIANA'S CHILDREN"



    Drive in car.



    Cut ins of children.



    Last sequence of sound (very short and poor) is during her brief visit to the Town Hall in Georgetown where she appeared for a moment on the balcony. (Hidden behind pillar)



    REEL I. SILENT.



    Cut-ins at Children's Rally.



    Cut-ins outside Town Hall. (very brief)
    60 ft



    Initials FHH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seventeen thousand children, some of whom started arriving in Georgetown long before dawn from places more than 100 miles away, cheered Princess Margaret when she visited the city's cricket club ground this morning.

    Standing in a Land Rover, she waved in response to a forest of fluttering Union Jacks. From a dais she listened to the song of Guiana's children, sung by the centre assembly.

    Six children representing the colony's six races presented Her Highness with a paper knife made of local gold and diamonds. It was encased in hardwood.

    The Princess, who, was wearing a lilac silk dress, with a full short skirt and lilac tulle turban hat, then went on to visit a museum and reading room, and the botanical gardens. At a civic reception she said she had been "greatly touched by the tremendous enthusiasm shown."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKV5AM9HEWFGB2NSK90X3C2N
    Media URN:
    VLVACKV5AM9HEWFGB2NSK90X3C2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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