• Short Summary

    Queen visits Abingdon and Wallingford.

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    Abingdon & Wallingford.

    TV. Royal car passing down through crowded streets of Abingdon. SV. Crowds watching. GV. Car driving up through the reception point. GV. Massed crowd. SV. Queen Elizabeth II leaving car and being greeted by the Mayor, Councillor C. G. Stow. SV. Royal flag flying. GV. Queen unlocks the door of the Town Hall and goes in. CV. Ancient looking document beside a glass case. SV. The Queen signing the visitors book inside the museum. LV. The County Hall building. GV. The Queen unveils a plaque outside the building which commemorates its restoration. GV. Morris dancers. CU. Musicians, one playing an accordion. SV. The Morris dancers. CV. Man holding a pole on which there is a carved oxen's head. SV. Queen with the Mayor watches bun fight. TV. Massed crowd jumping for buns. SV. Aldermen and women hurling buns from the roof. GV. Crowds catching the buns. SV. Alderman throwing buns. He deliberates for a while, heaves with all his might and then peers over to see who he has hit down below. He hurls yet another bun. GV. Crowd down below one holding up hat to catch the bun. GV. Still throwing buns.

    TV. Royal car passing down the street in Wallingford. SV. Children waving flags. SV. Queen leaving her car, shaking hands with Mayor, Councillor James Johnstone, and chatting to local dignitaries. SV. Wolf Cubs and Girl Guides watching. GV. The Queen walking down ranks of airmen inside a hanger at Benson RAF (Royal Air Force) station. (this is the Queen's flight). GV. Airmen give three cheers for the Queen.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig.H.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:19:00 / 01:58:38:00
    56/90 Special

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  1. Unknown user says

    I was interested to view this, I was one of the Wolf Cubs who paraded for the Queen when she came to Wallingford. I remember that a few days later, we all went to the cinema to watch the Pathé News of the Royal Visit. At the ticket office my mother was told 'your son is on the news'. Quite a small community! I recall that the film included a section where the camera panned along the cubs on parade, but this version is just edited highlights. Maybe there is an unedited reel somewhere? The cub at the front of the crowd scene could be me, but that is probably just wishful thinking!

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