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  • Short Summary

    Lord Leverhulme's funeral is attended by large crowds of mourners at Port Sunlight, Cheshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 30,000 mourners attend funeral of late Lord Leverhulme. Port Sunlight, Cheshire.

    M/S of the hearse and mourning cars driving through the crowds. M/S as the coffin is carried towards the church, L/S as it enters the gates. M/S as it is carried out of the hearse by pall bearers, they start walking along. The camera pans across the large crowds gathered. M/S of choir boys walking slowly in the cortege, M/S as the coffin is carried towards the church.

    The coffin is taken out of the hearse, L/S of the crowds waiting and people walking about. M/S as the coffin is carried into church, the camera pans across the crowds. M/S as clergymen and mourners walk past and talk to the crowd. Various shots of many people queuing on the street. M/S as they enter a building while others come out, this could be to view the body or pay respects at a memorial. L/S of more queues of people waiting to go up the steps into the building which has several tall pillars. L/S of lots of wreaths and flowers around the outside.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:52:37 to the end of the item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    394.16
    Media URN:
    25153
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:25:00 / 01:55:06:00
    Canister:
    G 1189

Comments (1)

  1. janet shell says

    I don't know if you have a list of the pallbearers but my great grandfather was one of them. his name was William Frederick O'Connor and he was a barge captain for the company and of course, lived in the village. He is 2nd from the back as you see the coffin leave the car to go into the church - a dark haired man. It is really odd but wonderful to see an ancestral relative moving!

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