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    Funeral of the former Britain's Prime Minster Lloyd George.

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    Full title reads: "FUNERAL OF LLOYD GEORGE".

    Criccieth, Wales.

    Birthplace of former Britain's Prime Minster, Lloyd George in Manchester.

    Cottage in Criccieth, Wales. House where he lived and died - crowd at gate. Welsh scenic shot. Bridge over Dwyfor River.

    Pall bearers carrying coffin from house. They place coffin on farm cart (hearse). Hearse leaving house with mourners following on foot. Hearse passing down lane. Hearse passing through crowds of mourners - showing four grandsons in uniform. Procession moving towards the graveyard.

    John Roberts (boyhood friend) sits and watches bearers carry coffin past. Closer shot of the coffin being lowered by pall bearers. Panning shot of mourners around grave singing hymn. Long shot shot of grave with mourners around. Close up shot of some of the mourners. Grandsons saluting the grave. Welsh scenic shot.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:18:00 / 01:48:05:00

Comments (2)

  1. yellowprincess51 says

    In fact, Lloyd George lived & was buried in Llanystumdwy, a village near Cricieth. I have always been fascinated by this clip of the funeral, as my father, who was a young minister in Llanystumdwy & neighbouring Rhoslan & is visible walking with other clergy in front of the horse drawn hearse. Lloyd George attended one of my father's services towards the end of his life.

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  2. fogley1 says

    I was delighted to see this film; it is a memory I have from childhood, aged five, which I have clearly held. I went to Criccieth with my mother in 1944 to escape the doodlebugs; my uncle worked at Fort Halstead and warned my mother of their coming.
    In 1945, I think after my fifth birthday in February, I became ill with chickenpox; I remember hearing that Lloyd George was ill at the same time, and then being taken to watch his coffin being carried through the valley. I particularly remember the people climbing in the trees to get a better view.
    Other memories I have of Criccieth were being taken to a tearoom and having bread with margarine and sugar as a treat, learning to ride a bicycle in a back yard, and Sunday school.
    My mother cycled round in the hills with me behind on a child seat; I stuck my foot in the spokes (no guard) and was carried into a house with a badly cut ankle.

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