Film ID:
YFA 6098

THE VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH TO JOHN BARRAN'S FACTORY

1939

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film is a record of the royal visit to Barran and Sons clothing factory in Leeds. The main section of the film captures the royals wandering around the factory floor and examining textile pieces.

Title – The visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Barran’s Factory February 22nd, 1939.

Title – Photography by Turners (copyright) 9-11 Pink Lane, Newcastle-on-Tyne

At the start of the film, King George VI Queen Elizabeth walk through the factory in medium wide shot. In another fairly wide shot, Elizabeth is presented with textiles to examine. This is followed by a tighter shot of Elizabeth who speaks at length to her entourage.  The filmmaker follows the King and Queen as they continue their tour of the factory.  From a fair distance, Queen Elizabeth then bends over a table and signs some papers.  In the final shot of the film, the King and Queen continue to walk through the factory and are allowed to exit the frame.