Ulster's Parliament Assembles

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1921

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

47sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

Ulster's Parliament Assembles. Lord-Lieutenant attends historic ceremony at Belfast City Hall. Here the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord Fitzalan, arrives for the first session of the Northern Ireland Parliament in Belfast City Hall. The formal opening by George V did not occur until 22nd June. Thereafter the parliament met in the Presbyterian College. Craig, made Prime Minister a few days before, is present.

Shot List

'Topical Budget. Ulster's Parliament Assembles. Lord-Lieutenant attends historic ceremony at Belfast City Hall.' Views of exterior of City Hall, Belfast, followed by close-ups of Ulster parliamentary members leaving the main entrance of city hall, they linger at the entrance. The camera turns to the crowds standing outside the City Hall. The group includes James Craig.

Credits

Filmed by Purnell