Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Ulster Pavilion, Wembley, 1924

Here is a photo I recently found showing the entrance of the impressive and spacious Ulster Pavilion. I have posted here about this event a few times, including the Ulster whiskey lounge and model distillery that was built for hospitality, and also the row in Stormont when news reached Belfast that the exhibition designers had painted the Red Hand in green. The Ulster Pavilion was designed by architect Clough Williams-Ellis, who also designed the layout of Cushendun on the Antrim coast.

As you can see Jameson also had a large whiskey presence at the event – and there was also a large Scotch whisky exhibition display stand in the Scotland area.

The pics are from this 1925 book, Exhibitions and the Arts of Display by Lawrence Weaver. The photographs were taken by official event photographer Campbell Gray. Perhaps there is a huge archive of these somewhere.