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    WELL-KNOWN FIGURES FROM THE FIELDS OF SPORT AND POLITICS ATTENDED A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN LONDON TODAY FOR SIR FRANK WORRELL, THE FAMOUS WEST INDIAN CRICKETER AND CAPTAIN WHO DIED LAST MONTH AT THE AGE OF 42.

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    WELL-KNOWN FIGURES FROM THE FIELDS OF SPORT AND POLITICS ATTENDED A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN LONDON TODAY FOR SIR FRANK WORRELL, THE FAMOUS WEST INDIAN CRICKETER AND CAPTAIN WHO DIED LAST MONTH AT THE AGE OF 42. SIR FRANK WAS THE FIRST SPORTSMAN TO BE HONOURED BY A SERVICE IN THE 900-YEAR-OLD WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

    ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SERVICE. THEY HEARD THE ARCHDEACON OF WESTMINSTER, THE VENERABLE DR. EDWARD CARPENTER, SPEAK OF "FRANK WORRELL, THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF BARBADOS," AND HIS HOPES THAT "THROUGH SPORT, BARRIERS MIGHT BE BROKEN DOWN AND MEN OF ALL NATIONS BROUGHT TOGETHER INTO THE BONDS OF FELLOWSHIP."
    MR. E.W. SWANTON, A LEADING CRICKET CORRESPONDENT, SAID IN HIS ADDRESS THAT THE ABBEY WAS MAKING HISTORY IN OPENING ITS DOORS FOR THE PASSING OF A SPORTSMAN. HE RECALLED HOW SIR FRANK HAD CAPTAINED THE WEST INDIES TOURING TEAM IN AUSTRALIA IN THE 1960-61 SERIES, THE TOUR THAT HAD PRODUCED THE ONLY TIED TEST, AND AGAIN IN ENGLAND FOUR YEARS BEFORE HIS DEATH FROM LEUKEMIA, IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECE7KXZWISO8HWL6B0XS346ER
    Media URN:
    VLVAECE7KXZWISO8HWL6B0XS346ER
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1967
    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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