Funeral Of Gypsy Petulengro 1957

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    Viney Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Funeral service of Romany Gypsy Royalty - Xavier Petulengro.

    LS Coffin of being carried into church for service. GV Church, people in foreground. MS Gypsy people walking towards camera carrying flowers and playing musical instruments. Various shots of funeral service at graveside showing four Gypsy musicians, Petulengro's sister and large crowd of sightseers. VS of graveside and flowers. GV Crowd outside cottage at Viney Hill, where Petulengro's best friend lived.

    (Orig.Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 21/06/1957.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:19:56:00 / 01:21:48:00
    UN 2978 B
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    UN 2978 B
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    Romanies Gloucestershire
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  • Gypsy Petulengro's name was Xavier Petulengro.

    On the wreath seen at 01:38, "Lavanya" was his sister.

    jamied 1st May 2012
  • Thanks for the first name. Nice to add it to our description.

    British Pathé 22nd May 2012

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