The Prince Of Wales At Bedford School

1933 , Bedford (Bedfordshire)

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The Prince of Wales visits Bedford School.

The film opens with a high-angle shot of the Prince of Wales arriving at the school and being greeted by the Headmaster. There are crowds watching. A flag is unfurled. The commentary explains that the visit has had to be postponed for a week because the Prince had a cold. HRH inspects the School's Army Cadet Corps, accompanied by the Commanding Officer. He enters the new science building. The commentary explains that this was designed by 'an old boy ... to combine dignity with utility'. There is a shot of a group of boys. The film ends with the Prince leaving through two rows of cheering boys.

Featured Buildings

Bedford School

Featured Events

The visit of HRH The Prince of Wales to Bedford School

Keywords

Royal visits; Schools

Background Information

Henry Weddle Liddle was headmaster of Bedford School from 1922 to 1946. British Movietone News was the first sound newsreel. It broadcast from June 1929.

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The Prince Of Wales At Bedford School

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