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Royal Visit to Lancashire. Pathe News, 1938. Blackburn, Preston, Lytham St.Annes, Blackpool.




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"Royal Tour in Lancashire".

Produced by Pathe News, 1938.
Duration: 1 minute 12 seconds

Various shots of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their 1938 tour of industrial Lancashire, meeting people and being welcomed by crowds of cheering, flag-waving locals. The commentator mentions that the royal couple are accompanied by Lord Derby and Sir Samuel Hoare.

Scenes include:

  • The King and Queen meet disabled ex-servicemen at Blackburn.
  • After leaving the County Hall at Preston, the King and Queen are driven to Moor Park, Preston to inspect 2,500 members of the British Legion.
  • Then they head towards the sea, arriving at the Pier forecourt in St Annes-on-the-Sea.
  • Then on to Blackpool where they are driven along the promenade with Blackpool Tower in the background.
  • They meet the Mayor of Blackpool at the Town Hall, then drive off again.



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