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Caernarfon (royal visit), Machynlleth (National Eisteddfod), Prestatyn (bowls)


8mm, 1937, 6 minutes, Black & White, Silent, Home movie, T Benson Evans

The newly-crowned King George VI, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth, visits Caernarfon on 15/7/1937, laying a wreath on the town’s war memorial, watched by an enormous crowd which the pair then greet from Queen Eleanor's Gate, part of Caernarfon Castle. Lloyd George, as Constable of the Castle, is with them. This footage was shot by Dr T Benson Evans (b.1888), a doctor from Denbigh, Flintshire, who worked in Liverpool, Holyhead, Abersoch and Prestatyn. His wife, a nurse, came from Dinorwic. Dr Benson Evans' brother, Arthur, was a pharmacist in Denbigh.

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