Funeral Of Alderman Edward Hewitson 1930-1939

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    Full title reads: "Funeral of Alderman Edward Hewitson, Mayor of Smethwick".

    West Midlands.

    Intertitle reads: "Cortege Leaving House".

    The coffin of the Mayor is carried between ranks of Smethwick firemen. MS the coffin is loaded onto a horse drawn hearse. MS widow and other mourners come out of the house.

    Intertitle reads: "Passing Windsor Theatre and Company Office".

    Shots of funeral procession passing along street in town. Small groups of people stand on roadside to pay their respects.

    Intertitle reads: "At Smethwick Council House. Employees join procession."

    Ext Smethwick Council House. Men and women walk with funeral cortege. Several wear black arm bands. Many cars drive past in procession.

    Intertitle reads: "At Holy Trinity Church".

    The coffin is brought into Church. The path is lined with mourners.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Presumably from 1930s Gazettes.

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    Cataloguer:
    Mark
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    75478
    Sort Number:
    UNI GAZ 005
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:14:00 / 02:02:22:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 5
    Film ID:
    1881.22
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
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  • Hewitson was Mayor of Smethwick between 1933 and 1936.

    jamied 2nd May 2012
  • Useful - thanks. Anyone got an exact date for the funeral?

    British Pathé 22nd May 2012
  • Reducing this clip's current date range of 1930-39, Edward Hewitson died in 1936.

    jamied 15th Mar 2014

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