• Short Summary

    New Governor of the Isle of Man arrives at his post and we take a look around the island.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ISLE OF MAN REPORT".

    Various locations on the Isle of Man.

    At Ronaldsway Airport we see several shots of the new Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir Ronald Garvey arriving with his wife and their two young daughters. They are greeted by the First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, His Honour SJ Kneale. A small girl, Vivienne Christian presents a bouquet to Lady Garvey. Manx flag flies from airport flagpole. Sir Ronald shakes hands with officials.

    In Castletown Sir Ronald, in RAF uniform, inspects the RAF guard of honour, then goes into the Courthouse for the ceremony of the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office. Lady Garvey accompanies him. Various shots inside the Courthouse show the ceremony as Sir Ronald takes the Oath. People applaud. Outside, people watch his car driving off.

    Scenic shots around Ramsey. Several shots of people on hydroplanes on a lake or river. At Douglas we see Great St Mary's Catholic Church. People go inside for a centenary celebration service. Mayor and Mayoress of Douglas arrive with their daughter. Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Doctor John Heenan is escorted into the church by procession. Inside we see the congregation assembling. Archbishop chats to train-bearer Michael King, parish priest Monsigneur Thomas Turner and Canon Moffat.

    Sea front at Douglas. A bevy of beauty queen contestants in swimsuits walk across the prom and down to the shore. They paddle in the sea and pose for photographers. They pick their way back across the pebbled beach. In the Villa Marina Gardens we see the finals of the 'Queen of Man' beauty contest. Good shots of girls in swimsuits and white stilettos parading up and down. Winner Deanne Coltman is handed her trophy cup. She poses with runners up Jill Lawrence and Betty Heseldon.
    Note: brochures and notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1597.01
    Media URN:
    50909
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:20:00 / 01:06:55:00
    Canister:
    59/76 (Special)

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