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    Well shot footage from the funeral scene of Gordon Warren

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    Medium shot of hearse pulling out of junction and turning right towards camera. Hearse follows behind camera through various traffic. Shot of village green camera pans left to show hearse crawling along the road, and then passes left and out of shot. Good shot of hearse passing village green, camera pans left to an old couple walking, and then pans back to hearse. Shot from the back of a car showing the hearse and other traffic. Hearse seen through the in-betweens of tombstones arriving at church gates. Hearse drives past camera. Various shots of churchyard and different tombs. Medium shot of hearse approaching burial square, where coffin is carried towards designated area. Various shots of the coffin being lowered and priest giving sermon. Various close-ups of mourners, one of which scatters dust on the grave. Camera pans round as the funeral takes place. Small crowd talking to priest after the funeral, various shots. Camera pans to three mourners who are looking over the coffin and then examining other graves. Various shots of undertaker filling in the grave. Close-up of inscription on coffin - Gordon Warren - Died 23rd July 1970, aged 78 years. Various shots of coffin being filled. Interior of hearse driving from churchyard. Various shots from hearse of churchyard. Inscription on tomb "For us the sunset, for her the dawn". Various shots of tombstones

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:23:00 / 01:52:01:00
    UN 4546 H

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  1. Unknown user says

    The cemetery that features heavily in this film is the Durrington Cemetery on Findon Road, Worthing, West Sussex.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The tower visible at 01:20 is that of St Mary's Church in Worthing.

    At 01:52 the hearse is seen travelling down Broadwater Street West, Worthing.

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  3. Unknown user says

    More footage of this funeral can be seen in clips 3015.03 and 3015.04.

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