80 years ago, King George the V1 and Queen Elizabeth visited our city. Now , a film from a local estate sale has resulted in a Royal Visit Discovery! It’s color footage of that visit, showing wonderful scenes of Winnipeg and the Royal Couple before the start of World War Two.
The film, bought ten years ago , wasn’t even looked at ‘til the holidays; fantastic footage showing marching bands , the Royal Train , the couple in a convertible cheered by thousands and much more. Local royal experts say they’ve never seen a video of the visit , like it , let alone in color. So let’s go back to 1939 and enjoy what’s been called the most historic royal visit ever to Manitoba.