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    Montreal, Canada.

    Several shots of people enjoying themselves at the Expo '67 fairground; people are seen taking trips on gondoliers with outboard motors; other people ride on a Viking ship; a hovercraft zooms along the lake, passing several pavilions.

    A lengthy sequence shows a water ski display on the lake with various stunts and jumps seen; one man takes off from the water and hang-glides over the lake. Aerial view of the Expo; several views of the monorail and wind socks. A man sells bouncing balloons in the fairground; people mill about. Various shots show different forms of transport for getting around the site: a miniature train; toddlers ride in low '7-Up' prams; a man in a bowler hat (Pathe employee John Rammell) rides in a kind of covered rickshaw 'Pedicab' as a man in a pith helmet pedals behind him.

    Several shots show an English Whitbread pub called 'The Bulldog' on the site; people drink under sunshades; a waitress serves tankards of beer to some people who place a pile of Canadian dollars on her tray. On the steps of the French pavilion we see buskers performing: The Road Stars do a kind of Egyptian sand dance; Cyril Jackson plays his one-man band; three ice-skaters perform on a tiny ice-rink stage. A Mexican band play guitars before the Mexican pavilion; one of the men does a Mexican dance (hat dance?) with a woman dressed in a Peter Pan or pixie outfit.

    A group of men dressed as soldiers (Canadian?) in old fashioned uniform and tricorn hats walk past carrying rifles, flags and drums. M/S of flags of all nations flying in the breeze; M/S of a large Expo '67 sign by the lake as the sun starts to set; people ride along on the monorail before fountains on the lake. Several great shots of fairground rides at dusk / night with neon lights. Several shots of fireworks in the night sky.
    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
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    01:26:13:00 / 01:32:47:00
    CP 658
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    CP 658
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration
    World Fairs in Colour Untitled Viewspace One-Man Bands Fireworks Mexican Dance Mexican Dance VandA - Records and Rebels Weedo Expo 67 Fair Lights
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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