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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of a clergyman standing underneath a new Church bell.

  • Description

    Title missing.

    Various shots of a bell hung inside a Church. A clergyman stands below it and rings it at points in the religious ceremony.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2753.07
    Media URN:
    81169
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:16:00 / 01:27:04:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 42

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    There's a calendar on show at 00:35 giving the date "Monday 27 September. Between 1930 and 1945, the 27th September fell on a Monday just twice - in 1937 and 1943.

    You could take the view that this footage is from 1937, or alternatively edit the date range to 1937-43.

  2. dickonlove says

    This is not a church bell and this is not a clergyman. It is clearly the Lutine Bell in Lloyd's of London being rung by one of the gentlemen of Lloyds. The bell was traditionally struck when news of an overdue ship arrived - once for the loss of a ship (i.e. bad news), and twice for her return (i.e. good news). The bell was sounded to ensure that all brokers and underwriters were made aware of the news simultaneously.

    Dickon Love. Dec 2013

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