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    A visit to the the huge Empire Exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland.

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    A look at the many pavilions in the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow.

    Titles read: "THE EMPIRE COMES TO TOWN!"

    Glasgow, Scotland.

    At the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park we see several shots of pavilions representing different parts of the British Empire, including Canada, Ireland, Australasia, and South Africa. The British Government Pavilion is very large and imposing, with two huge stone lions outside.

    Brief shot of the Atlantic Restaurant, then we see the Palace of Engineering - the largest building on the site. Inside, people walk around looking at interesting exhibits, such as a clock face made from a million matches and a man made out of teapots and colanders! There is also a huge bread-making and wrapping machine, an ultraviolet ray for cooking the dough.

    Crowds of people wander around a Highland Village in the exhibition, where all the cottages are modelled on existing ones in the real Highlands. A babbling river runs through the area. A woman sits spinning at a wheel outside a moor grass-thatched cottage.

    Several shots in the amusement park - a man eating fire, the legs of a tattooed lady, a man gurning - he puts a pipe in his mouth and makes a face like Popeye. Then several good shots of people going on funfair rides in the park, some illuminated at night. A steel skyscraper with fountains at the base is illuminated at night.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:47:00 / 01:45:32:00
    PT 433

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