MACE hold many films, both amateur and professional, of Queen Elizabeth’s visits to the East and West Midlands from before her reign to the 1990, and in run up to to the diamond jubilee celebrations what better moment to highlight some of the films we hold that are available to view online:
Midlands News: 24.05.1962: Queen at Wolverhampton, Walsall etc.
This black and white silent film, shot for Associated Television’s Midlands News bulletin, shows the Queen visiting various towns in the West Midlands, and includes large crowds at a football stadium and a visit to a local school. If you know what football stadium this is and the school that is featured, please do let us know.
A day later, on the 25th May 1962, the Queen visited Solihull School and memories of this day can be seen on Shiver Productions’ ‘The Queen and I’ which broadcast on ITV1 yesterday evening. CLICK HERE to watch The Queen and I on the ITV Player