From the archive: A stirring spectacle - 10 July, 1937

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THERE were enthusiastic scenes in front of the City Chambers in George Square, thousands congregating to see Their Majesties appear on one of the balconies of the Chambers after the luncheon.

Office and warehouse workers in premises surrounding the square crowded windows, while several took up rather precarious stances on the roofs. During the wait for the King and Queen the vast assembly intermittently sang songs of loyalty and chanted, “We want the King and Queen!” It is many years since such a stirring spectacle has been seen in Glasgow. All along the route from Bellahouston, Their Majesties were cheered by large crowds. The time of their journey coincided with the dinner-time exodus of workers from engineering, shipbuilding and other establishments, and thousands of workers joined the spectators at different vantage points. George Square was beautifully decorated with flowers.