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    Queen Elizabeth opens training college for disabled men and women at Springbok House.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) opens new training college for disabled women at Springbok House, Leatherhead. Surrey.

    Various shots welders at work in the men's part of the college. CU sign - 'Welding Shop' CU sign 'Leatherwork' on door. CU man doing leatherwork. CU sign 'Pottery'. MS man in wheelchair at work in pottery shop. Various shots of men making porcelain flowers. MS's men working at carpentry benches. MS sign - 'Bench Carpentry'. CU sign on door - 'Spray painting.' Various shots men spraying car with paint. MS three women doing needlework. CU girl working on dress on stand. Various shots girl doing basket and raffia work.

    MS the Queen chatting to Sir Bernard Docker, President of the College. MS members of committee etc., being introduced to the Queen. Various shots small girl presenting bouquet to Queen. MS people applauding. MS the Queen shaking hands with nurse. CU as the Queen receives key and opens door of new building. CU's inside the building, the Queen chats to girl trainee engaged on basket work. MS Queen chatting to woman in dressmaking shop. CU Queen chatting to women trainees. CU Queen leaving building. MS people crowded around her car. MS as car drives off. Various shots Springbok House.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:38:00 / 01:42:37:00
    UN 2271 A

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  1. gjohara says

    I trained there, in 1986, as a computer programmer - in a language called COBOL (COmmon Business Orientated Language).

    It was called Queen Elizabeth's College for the Disabled, at that stage. I remember seeing a photograph of it, taken from outside the main entrance gates, in the 1950s, with a sign that read 'The College for Cripples'! Hard to imagine, nowadays, isn't it?

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