Funeral Of Gypsy Petulengro 1957

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:56:00 / 01:21:48:00
    UN 2978 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 2978 B
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics
    Romanies Gloucestershire
  • Stills

Comments (2)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

  • 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

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.

Related Videos

As Befits A Romany Queen

As Befits A Romany Queen

Large funeral parade for Gypsy Lee held in Farnborough.

Romany Requiem

Romany Requiem

Romany Queen Mimi Rossetto dies in her Gypsy tent in Italy.

Gypsies Bury Queen

Gypsies Bury Queen

Gypsies gather to attend burial of their Queen and take part in ancient rites.

Secrets Of Nature - Pilot

Secrets Of Nature - Pilot

Pilot film for a series of nature films - birds, insects and badgers are featured.

This Day - April 29th  No 14

This Day - April 29th No 14

Short Documentary film about events around that date throughout the century.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help to remember the horrors of the Holocaust.
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
As Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death, here are Pathé's iconic images of the wartime leader.
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
The great politician and orator Winston Churchill left behind a sea of humourous quips and discerning quotes. We remember some of his finest epigrams and witty ripostes.
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.