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CLIP 8063

Princess Elizabeth visits Liverpool and Manchester, 1949

Princess Elizabeth visits Liverpool and Manchester, 1949
Key Info
  • Princess Elizabeth visits Liverpool and Manchester, 1949
  • Duration: 05:23
  • Just four years before Princess Elizabeth became Queen she toured the two great industrial cities of Manchester and Liverpool in 1949. The popularity of the young princess is evident with the large and enthusiastic crowds thronging the streets and the station as the Royal train pulls into Liverpool Lime Street. A reception at the town hall follows and then a visit to Liverpool's new cathedral for the formal opening of the Great Central Door. Manchester played host the following day with a civic tour and a factory visit. This clip is published as part of BBC Archive Collections: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    British Life in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Princess Elizabeth, Elizabeth II, Windsor, Monarchy, Manchester, Liverpool, heir, industry, class system, working class, Royalty
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can lead to exploration of the relationship between Monarchy and working population in the late 1940s. Can lead to a comparison between the monarchy over time and it’s relationship with the British people.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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