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    A highlight of the Queen Mother's three-week tour of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is the opening by her of the Central African Trade Fair and the Royal Agricultural Show at Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, May 14.

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    A highlight of the Queen Mother's three-week tour of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is the opening by her of the Central African Trade Fair and the Royal Agricultural Show at Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, May 14.

    Permanent stands are now erected, for the Fair and Show will be an annual event from this year. Half a million pounds is being spent on the stands and amenities. Among exhibiting countries are Israel, Zanzibar, Tanganyika, the Union of South Africa and Mozambique.

    A concrete Skylon is the centrepiece of the Show. Among the cattle exhibited is the eland, experimentally bred for meat. They are tame compared with their counterpart in the game reserves. The main building housing the exhibition stands is the largest single span hall in Africa; when the Show closes the hall will be used as a sportsdrome.

    The Queen Mother arrived on the first stage of the tour at Salisbury S. Rhodesia May 11 to the greetings of over 60,000 people, whites and blacks - the biggest crowds ever to throng the Federal capital. Another highlight of the tour will be the May 17 opening by the Queen Mother of the Kariba Dam.

    Thought racial unrest continued in Northern Rhodesia with extra troops and police on security patrols, the Queen Mother was not reported to want to change the route of the tour there.

    A special feature of the Show is a revolutionary railway, named Pneuway, running on rubber tyres on overhead concrete rails. Pneuway, still in the experimental stage, can be erected at low cost, at speed and over any type of land or through build-up areas, the makers claim. The railway at the Show is a quarter of its intended size. For the full scale railway a diesel locomotive will pull the train.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2U4T1558GV4IHOZ5ZSE5YAZE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2U4T1558GV4IHOZ5ZSE5YAZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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