VIDEO: RETRO - Princess Elizabeth visits Mansfield in 1949

Princess Elizabeth visits Mansfield in 1949.
Princess Elizabeth visits Mansfield in 1949.

Princess Elizabeth visited Mansfield in 1949 to lay the foundation stone of the Portland Training College.

This video footage, courtesy of Mansfield Museum, looks back at the royal visit, and even features locals talking about being there on the day.

And Princess Elizabeth, who was to become Queen in 1952, returned to Mansfield in 1950 to officially open the college.