• Short Summary

    King George VI opens Empire Exhibition in Glasgow and makes a speech.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    King George VI opens the Empire Exhibition at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

    Title reads : "Empire Exhibition Opened By H.M. The King" - Pathe Gazette.

    GV Royal carriage arrives. Large cheering crowds fill the stand. MV Cheering crowds - lots of waving. The Royal carriage pulls up to the dais.

    King George VI (formerly Prince Albert, Duke of York) and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother, formerly Duchess of York, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) get out of carriage. They are greeted by Lord Elgin, the President of the Exhibition. The King salutes as the National Anthem is played.

    Lord Elgin welcomes the Royal Couple to the Exhibition. (Nat Sound). Cut aways to the King and Queen.

    King George VI makes speech (various cut aways to people in the crowd).

    Various shots of Union Jack flags flying, planes doing a fly over and some buildings of the exhibition. Good shots of children waving flags.

    The King and Queen return to their carriage and are cheered as they leave the stadium. (Sound missing for this section on this copy).

    Note: this appears to be a copy of a Pathe Gazette item - probably 38/36. UN 122 A was track ref, UN 121 B was mute neg ref. Therefore now UN 121 A / B.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:10:22:00
    UN 121 A / B UN 122 A

Comments (1)

  1. LeeFox says

    The lady with the flower hat behind King George VI during The King's Speech is my Scottish Great-Grandmother Mary, Mrs. Solomon Stephens Lady Mayoress of Plymouth who was honored with a royal invitation from the King and Queen to be at this historic opening of the Empire Exhibition in her native city. Solomon Stephens the Lord Mayor of Plymouth (1938) was next to Mary but is hidden behind the King during the speech. Mary was a beloved florist with lovely flower shops in Glasgow, Mary Fox's Florist.

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