• Short Summary

    White and coloured - high-ranking officials and follow-countryman - joined the procession of mourners at the Wetting Hill funeral, June 6, of Kelso Cochrane, the West Indian carpenter stabbed to death May 17 in North Kensington.

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    White and coloured - high-ranking officials and follow-countryman - joined the procession of mourners at the Wetting Hill funeral, June 6, of Kelso Cochrane, the West Indian carpenter stabbed to death May 17 in North Kensington.

    The mile-long procession from the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Ladbroke Grove, Passed through Notting Hill and North Kensington-----London's worst racial "trouble" spot.

    Extra police lined the streets and Special Branch men followed the mourners - a precaution taken in case of racial fighting.

    Arrangements for the funeral were undertaken by the Inter-Racial friendship Coordinating Council -- formed from forty Organisations after Cochrane was murdered.

    Notable among the mourners was the West Indian Commissioner, Garnet H. Gorden. Invitations were sent to Ambassadors of African states, High Commissioners, Members of Parliament and Organisations
    The service was conducted by the Rev. H. Goodman, Vicar of st. Michaels assisted by the Rev. R. Campbell, chaplain of the Went Indian community of migrants, who performed the committal ceremony at Kennel Green cemetery.

    Police are still hunting far Cochrane's murderer At first it was thought a racial crime - but the police believe it was in the furtherance of theft.

    Since the incident worldwide publicity has been given to the racial and social problems of people living in the Netting Hill-Kensington area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFED6SMLCN1OPFFN5IX4CNUO
    Media URN:
    VLVADFED6SMLCN1OPFFN5IX4CNUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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