• Short Summary

    King Edward VIII visits very poor areas in South Wales.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The King in South Wales".

    Rhondda Valley, Mid-Glamorgan.

    King Edward VIII (Prince of Wales, Duke of Windsor) visits very poor, poverty stricken area of Wales.

    Various shots of cheering crowds greeting the King. He walks under an arch made from leeks. King leaves by car to inspect a co-operative farm.

    We then see the King visiting a disused rubbish tip which has been converted into a recreational ground for unemployed men. More cheering crowds greet the King as he inspects brigade of men in uniform - St. John's ambulance men?

    The King then visits a centre for retraining unemployed men. Various shots of King visiting a disused steel works.

    More shots of crowds cheering enthusiastically as King visits more deprived areas, looks like a council estate.

    Note: surprisingly vitriolic commentary - narrator demands that more industries and more jobs brought to poor areas of South Wales. Also mentions King's supposed empathy with unemployed masses. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:03:38:00

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