The Queen Mother's visit to Hilsborough

Details

Location

Hillsborough

Year

1950

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

04min 48sec

Audio

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

Waddell Media

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Hillsborough thrums with anticipation, come join the locals as they jostle to witness the  visit of the Queen consort.

This colourful film beautifully evokes the sense of excitement that precipitates the arrival of the royal guest, from the display of military pageantry to the sea of expectant faces that line the streets. And then the moment arrives. A cavalcade of sleek black cars motor through the streets bearing the royal party.

 

Notes

Although she would popularly be remembered as The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - as wife of King George VI - was from 1936 to 1952 the Queen consort. As the 1940s came to a close and George's health failed, she found herself having to take on a number of his official engagements. This material is courtesy of Waddells Media Ltd.

 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

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