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    Documentary about the Royal Family.

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    Reel 2. Christening of a lifeboat at Montrose (?) The King and Queen climb aboard the late Captain Scott's ship, the Discovery. King takes part in the Festival of Empire in Hyde Park. He speaks to a veteran. Kings College centenary celebration. Duke of Connaught and the Archbishop of Canterbury are also present. King is interested in a telegraphic instrument. King and Queen watch a riding display by the police at Imber (?) Court and give prizes to the winners. Seaman's Hospital at Greenwich opening in 1929. When royal party leave, nurses run beside the car.

    Laying foundation stone of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Mr and Mrs Stanley Baldwin are in the party. Olympia 1931. Young Princess Elizabeth watches horse jumping with her parents. King speaks at the Mansion House in support of the Cancer Campaign. St James' Palace Garden Party. Children curtsy and present the Queen with gifts. Stranraer, Scotland. Children present the King with gifts. King and Queen visit Southampton to open the new municipal offices. Lincoln Cathedral. King and Queen arrive at a thanksgiving service to celebrate completion of the restoration project. King and Queen meet the Bishop and other dignitaries. Queen inspects the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The soldiers wave their hats in the air. Queen speaks to ex-Sergeant Horfer (?) whose back was broken in France. She signs his autograph book.

    The future Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) is given a little nurse doll for Princess Elizabeth by a young nurse. 1929 - Duke of York presents King George V with the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Royal visits to Inverness and Perth (future King wears a kilt.) Future Queen presents new colours to a Scottish regiment. Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret watch. Royal visit to Ulster.

    The future King George VI gains first hand experience of the life of a Glasgow tram driver. Future King and Queen open a new sorting office at Mount Pleasant. The future King posts packages into the appropriate slots. Newport, Wales. Royal visit to the Docks and travel on the new transporter bridge (1924.) Visit to a margarine factory. The King operates a machine with his foot.

    A boot factory in Northampton. Display of trains at Darlington to mark the railway centenary. Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. The future Queen opens the Tapworth (could be Papworth?) Village Settlement for Tuberculosis Sufferers. Suitcase factory. Future Queen talks to a worker. Middlesbrough - future King opens the vertical bridge lift. He makes a speech and flicks a switch. The royal party and entourage have a go on the lift. Future Queen launches the liner Strathmore at Barrow in Furness. She renames Barrow's Jubilee Bridge. British Industries Fair - the future Queen watches a fashion parade.


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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:03:00 / 01:41:21:00

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