• Short Summary

    Funeral of Scottish Comedian Will Fyffe attracts large crowds in Glasgow.

  • Description

    CU Cedric Baynes Pathe Cameraman at work. (Linking shot).

    St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland. Funeral of comedian Will Fyffe.

    MS the coffin being borne out of the Cathedral.

    MS Spectators watching

    CU the coffin being loaded onto the hearse.

    CU some of the many wreaths.

    MS the hearse, containing the coffin, driving off.

    MS Harry Gordon, Will Fyffe's partner in pantomime chatting to Sir Harry Lauder

    CU Side face of Arthur Prince, the representative of the Order of Water Rats, chatting to two women.

    CU the trio of Charles Forsythe, Addie Seamon and Eleanor Farrell.

    LS the pipers, playing a lament precede the hearse which bears the body to its last resting place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1199.38
    Media URN:
    41498
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1947
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:31:00 / 01:46:24:00
    Canister:
    47/102

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The funeral took place on 17 December 1947.

    "Forsythe" is Charles Forsythe.

    "Farrel" should read Farrell (Eleanor Farrell).

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this.

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