• Short Summary

    The funeral of Arthur James Balfour in Whittingehame, Lothlothian, Scotland.

  • Description

    Whittingehame, Lothlothian, Scotland.

    Full titles read: "HAIL & FAREWELL ! so quietly - and so very simply - they laid Lord Balfour to rest in his beloved Scottish home."

    L/S's of picturesque country church. L/S of the funeral procession making it's way down long driveway with trees on either side. A horse drawn cart carries the coffin of the late former Prime Minister Arthur James Balfour. L/S of the procession making it's way along quiet country lane.

    Intertitle reads: "Great men of the nation paid homage to memory of the great statesman at Westminster Abbey."

    L/S of long queue of people standing in single file outside Westminster Abbey. L/S's of dignitaries arriving at the Abbey by car and on foot, including Ramsay Macdonald, Stanley Baldwin, David Lloyd George and the Duke of York (King George VI, Prince Albert), . L/S of the Duke exiting the church, and talking with the Archbishop of Canterbury (?).

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:29:00 / 01:58:19:00
    G 1661

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    This clip's current date of 1929 is incorrect - this funeral took place on 22 March 1930.

    "Lothlothian" on the first line should read East Lothian.

    The country church seen is Whittingehame Church.

  2. jamied says

    Confirmation here, (confirmed by many other sources), that Balfour died in March 1930.........


  3. jamied says

    So we can have confidence that the 1930 date is correct, I've located his original newspaper article from March 1930 containing an obituary to Balfour (upon opening it, you may need to manipulate the article to the left to see the text.........


  4. British Pathé says

    Can anyone confirm? The date in our records for this clip's cinema release date is 21st November 1929.

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