• Short Summary

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visit Birmingham on the city's 100th anniversary.

  • Description

    Titles read: "DUKE AND DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER IN BIRMINGHAM".

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    On the 100th anniversary of Birmingham being incorporated as a city, huge crowds turn out to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (Prince Henry and Princess Alice), who arrive in place of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to open a new hospital centre. The Chancellor, the Lord Mayor and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain are also present.

    The entourage later watch a parade of ex-servicemen and civic workers march past in Canon Hill Park, then visit the Pageant of Birmingham at Aston Park, where decorated floats and hundreds of people in fancy dress costume recreate different eras from the city's history from prehistoric times (complete with large model dinosaurs) to the present day. Some floats celebrate the industries of the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    969.52
    Media URN:
    17262
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:01:00 / 01:54:34:00
    Canister:
    38/57

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