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  • Short Summary

    King George V and Queen Mary visit Swindon and the King drives a steam engine.

  • Description

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    King George V makes a good hand at driving G.W.R. engine "Windsor Castle".

    High angled shot of a car driving up passed a cheering crowd, the King and Queen Mary get out and lay a wreath at the base of a large war memorial.

    C/U of smartly dressed men (one could be the King) climbing down from a steam engine cabin. M/S of a steam engine driving slowly passed a crowded platform.

    More shots of the King laying a wreath at the base of a memorial. M/S of the King and Queen coming out of a civic building to be greeted by a cheering crowd, they are accompanied by the mayor and several local dignitaries. Good C/U of the King and Queen at the war memorial, the King tips his hat as he passes the camera, pan to show the Royals climbing into a car. M/S of the King and Queen sitting in the back of their car, as it pulls away they wave at the cheering crowd.

    High angled shot of a crowd lined high street, the King and Queen's vehicle leads a convoy of cars driving slowly passed. High angled shot of the same street, now the cars have passed the crowds have spilt onto the road.

    More shots of the steam train moving slowly passed the crowded platform.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:53:00 / 01:58:01:00
    G 1081

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