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Royal Visit to Oldbury

The Queen makes a brief visit to the Black Country industrial town of Oldbury and stays just long enough to receive a souvenir.

Home movie 1957 6 mins Silent

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Queen Elizabeth II is only glimpsed briefly in this record of her trip to Oldbury on 23 April 1957. Even so, the unidentified film-maker manages to create an interesting film despite the lack of decent footage of the monarch. He drives along the route that the royal motorcade will take, capturing lovely images on the morning of the visit. Oldbury Mayor Alfred Gunn awaits the Queen nervously ready to present a titanium posy bowl (Prince Philip received a shooting stick).