Full length video
Title: EMPIRE EXHIBITION
Reference number: 8782
Original format: 16mm
Running time: 13.20 mins
A comprehensive amateur record of the 1938 Empire Exhibition, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Features brief shots of the Royal family, including Queen Mary, Elizabeth [The Queen Mother] and her young daughters Elizabeth and Margaret.
See also refs. 8780 and 8781 for other titles in this collection.
For more footage of the Empire Exhibition, see refs. 5653, 1067, 0065, 8686, 6710 and 3035
gvs around the Empire Exhibition at Bellahouston Park. Water displays, entrance to Engineering, the Tower, exts Australia building (1.09) exts GPO building (1.23) gvs buildings (1.59) water shoots out in display (2.13) exts Canada building (2.25) some advertising billboards featuring Tennents Lager, June Chin Helmet, Crawford's Rich Tea biscuits. Adverts for Canadian products including Seagers Gin, Easiwork Health Cooker, Ulysia (?) Tonic Hair Cream (2.36) exts concert hall, more billboards, panning shot then more gvs including water displays (3.15) elevated shot over the exhibition grounds, including exts the Dunlop Hall, the Colvilles Hall, cinema (3.58) Queen Mary exits building, walks down steps and into car (4.10) gvs Empire Exhibition, including Dominions Avenue, Union of South Africa and Colonial Avenue (4.58) flanked by police, the Queen Mother, and her daughters princesses Elizabeth and Margaret walk outside concert hall (5.09) gvs, including exts Palace of Art, dancing fountains, Scotland building, water displays, crowds of people visiting An Clachan in the dusky light (6.33) exts Peace Pavilion (6.43) brief shot women from the 'Glasgow Keep Fit Movement' demonstrating fitness moves in sequence (6.52) brief c/u poster 'Come and see the Peace Pavilion. Do You Want Peace or Pieces? Admission Free. All Welcome.' (6.58) peace cairn, inscribed with names of organisations concerned about the possibility of another war (7.07) exts Church of Scotland Pavilion. Two men in red military unform walk past, very brief shot man with a hoarding reading 'German Troops March In' (7.11) gvs exhibition entrance area, with queues of people and ticket kiosks (7.26) gvs fairground, girls go on chair-o-planes (7.53) gvs fairground, including rollercoaster, big wheel, stalls [some sections underexposed] (9.43) three girls enjoying an ice cream at the stalls (9.51) various transport exhibits including stainless steel lifeboat, British Airways ride (10.00) 'Empire Exhibition' in blazing neon lights at entrance, gvs water displays by night (13.20)