Film ID:
YFA 4082

PRINCESS MARGARET VISITS HORNSEA POTTERY

1976

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film shows the visit of Princess Margaret to the Hornsea Pottery Company. The film includes footage of children in the play area and a tour of the factory with the Princess during which she observes many of the production processes at work.

The film opens with a sign for the various areas of the centre: a picnic area, kiddie cars, garden centre, factory tour and putting green. On to the play area where children are on a rotating spherical frame, then a rotating wooden wheel and a pony ride. Harry Armstrong, the Works Manager, gets his jacket form his Mercedes parked in front of the factory offices and a small crowd awaits the arrival of Princess Margaret, who arrives to be greeted by management and then escorted around the grounds. The Princess is taken on a tour of the factory with Harry Armstrong. She is shown teapots and plates being made. A sign shows the 90 foot tunnel kiln, which a workman loads up with pots on a trolley. The Princess meets some women preparing cups which are then sprayed, and then watches an ashtray being delicately decorated on a hand wheel. Cups are automatically immersed for glazing. Coffee pots are printed on. The Princess comes outside to be met again by a small crowd of onlookers. The film then switches to show Harry Armstrong in his office looking at a book signed Margaret, May 22, 1976, and the commemorative mugs depicting the War of the Roses, to be presented to Princess Margaret.