Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Big Ted and Me Share Fame in the Movies

 Yes, we are in the movie. Big Ted and I have shared a lot over many years and now we share a movie. Only for a few minutes but fame is fame and we are pleased. Ted is in because of the child's Royal Visit 1954 T shirt  she is wearing. I am in showing a couple of souvenirs from 1954. You deserve the diamond! necklace and ear rings you wearing. Well Done Big Ted.
 I am seen  in the movie holding and talking about my Royal Tour Surf Carnival ticket from 1954. Held at Bondi Beach the Queen attended. I was there with my sister.
A tea cosy I knitted is seen in the movie when I pour a cup of tea.
 To my shame when the camera crew were here they put these glasses up to photograph and I hadn't dusted them. I think the cameraman used his shirt tail as a duster. But the glasses can be seen in the movie.
 I can be seen talking about this sampler from 1954.
 This banner is not in the movie but I took it to the Premiere just to show off a bit.
I had a wonderful trip to Canberra and the movie is a 'must see'.
Not because I am in it only for a very short time but because of all the old film footage from 1954. Australia was a different place then and almost the whole population tried to get a glimpse of the Queen somewhere. And the Queen worked so hard to admire everything we had to show. The museum in Canberra has the original Daimler the Queen used in 1954 and is raising money to restore it to it's former glory.
The movie is called "When the Queen Came to Town". I think it is in cinemas this weekend.
 Now to 1937 and a beautiful and I think rare  embroidered sampler from the Coronation of George VI. The sampler shows animals from the Empire. The kangaroo is just below the G. Another one I am very lucky to have in my collection.
Another addition to my collection, this one is for the Coronation 1953. Strange how some samplers like this one come with no spare fabric around them which can make framing difficult. Others come as if they have been stitched in the middle of a sheet and I have to cut away spare fabric.


  1. Congratulations Big Ted and thank you for letting Sylvia share your fame and star billing. I will find out where and when the film is showing and make sure I see it.

  2. Hi Silvia .. congratulations and I'm so pleased they feature you, Ted and some of your amazing collection ... I expect it will come over here at some stage ...

    Enjoy all those memories .. congratulations too - cheers Hilary

  3. This is so fun! You have so many wonderful items that is fantastic that you get to show them off!!
    xo Catherine

  4. I am looking forward to seeing this movie and watching you and Big Ted. The old footage will be interesting. Glad you made it into the movie.

  5. That must have been quite an event for you ! That you still have this old T- shirt !! I hope I could see the movie one day, maybe it will be on YouTube ?