Historic events during the reign of five British Monarchs.
Material assembled for an uncompleted documentary probably put together in the late 1940s. Sound is intermittent throughout. There is no complete shot listing - please let Pathe know if you spot something we have missed.
This reel covers late 1890s and early 1900s.
Chelsea pensioners on parade being inspected. Groups walking away after parade, one of them walks to the gate to greet a young woman and her daughter (a relative). The pensioner walks arm in arm with them. In the pensioner's room the girl sits on his lap and they look at a book. She asks him questions about Queen Victoria. He replies "that she was the realest Queen that ever lived, and she reigned the longest. In those days".
Queen Victoria in an open carriage with crowds in the background. London street scenes full of horses and carriages. 1897 The Queen escorted by soldiers rides in a carriage with waving crowds (Diamond Jubilee procession?). The funeral of Queen Victoria with Edward VII on horseback.
The pensioner explains that "Edward V with two ones", was Edward the peace maker (Edward VII).
Coronation of Edward VII. Carriages through the streets, and Edward and Alexandra getting into an open carriage. 1903 Gordon Bennett road race. 1905 Test Match, cricketers walk through spectators. Photographers and large group of ladies seated wearing elaborate hats. (Could be fashions on Brighton Queen ?). 1903 Wilber Wright Flight or Old Aeroplanes 1908. Edward VII bird shooting, George V in background, and attendant ladies. Four ladies in high fashion 1910. The funeral of Edward VII 1910, with Royals in attendance including the future George V with the German Emperor, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught.
George V and Queen Mary visit the Fleet. The investiture of the Prince of Wales, July 13th 1911. Delhi Durbar, also 1911, pay homage to their Emperor. The unveiling of the Victorian Memorial outside Buckingham Palace. 1912 Titanic leaving port *NB - although paperwork states is Titanic this ship is NOT the Titanic *, Parade for the first Alexandra rose day June 26th 1912. The first bomb carrying plane Tripoli 1913. Arresting Suffragettes outside Buckingham Palace 1914. Sir Thomas Lipton sailing his Yacht 1914. Royals leaving Palace, and visit to Ascot 1914. Continued - see other records.