Memorial To Pearly King 1934

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    Full title reads: "MEMORIAL TO "PEARLY KING" - Statue to Henry Croft unveiled at St. Pancras Cemetery."


    Pan across the crowds gathered at St. Pancras Cemetery for the ceremony of unveiling of the statue to Henry Croft - the first pearly King. A group of pearlies is seen at the front. Pan across a group of pearlies listening to a man speaking. Same man - a priest, unveils the statue. Statue and the priest next to it. A girl places flowers at the base of the statue.

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    01:54:01:00 / 01:54:51:00
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  • "priest unveils the statue" - that's the Reverend Albert D. Belden.

    jamied 29th Sep 2012
  • The unveiling took place on 30 May 1934.

    (Source for both my comments was the Oxford Directory of National Biography).

    jamied 29th Sep 2012

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