The Balmoral Show

Details

Location

Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast

Year

1955

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

15min 48sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI, Tourism NI

Description

Join the crowds flocking to the annual celebration of all things agricultural; from shire horses to sheep, cattle contests to edible gardens!

Notes

The first Balmoral Show took place in 1896 and its popularity has been growing steadily ever since. Considering the many challenges it has faced down the years, the success of the festival is all the more remarkable. Turbulent political and economic climates and a relocation to the site of the former Maze Prison have not diminished its appeal, with tens of thousands attending each year. This material is from the collection of National Museums Northern Ireland.   

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Produced by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board

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