• Short Summary

    Sir Roy Welensky, Prime Minister of the Central African Federation, arrived by steam train at the Kenya Royal Show and spent five hours touring exhibits and competitors before performing the opening ceremony, September 27.

  • Description

    Sir Roy Welensky, Prime Minister of the Central African Federation, arrived by steam train at the Kenya Royal Show and spent five hours touring exhibits and competitors before performing the opening ceremony, September 27. With Governor of Kenya Sir Evelyn Baring and other officials, he had arrived at the Mitchell Park Showground, Nairobi, on the footplate of "Mount Lengai", a 59-class locomotive, largest and most powerful on metre-gauge in the world.

    During his morning and early afternoon tour of the ground, Sir Roy saw judging of farm exhibits and livestock and visited many colourful stands, including the Central African Federation stand. During lunch in the President's tent, he met officers of the Royal Rhodesian Air Force who later took part in a combined RAF-RRAF aerobatics display.

    A total of more than 12,000 people were expected to attend the four-day 1958 show, sixth to be held at Mitchell Park and only the second in Kenya to have been opened by a Rhodesian statesman.

    There was a spectacular pageant depicting the colony's history and Governor Baring paid tribute to the success of the show and the increasing participation of the African population. He remarked upon the country's good stock and high farming standards, noted that African farmers had "done well" with coffee and believed they would do well with tea in the future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TPQ1B1KLSAG1UA07DPQC2QHN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TPQ1B1KLSAG1UA07DPQC2QHN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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