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    Stanley Baldwin unveils a statue to the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in London.

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    Item title reads - Life's work for women crowned. Mr Baldwin unveils statue of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Militant Suffragettes in the very shadow of Parliament, and scene of many "battles" in "votes for women" campaign. London.

    M/S as Stanley Baldwin stands on a platform making a speech, the camera pans across the huge crowd gathered to the statue wrapped in a flag.

    Intertitle - 'Truly is her life's work crowned.'

    The intertitle fades out to a shot of her statue after the unveiling. L/S of the statue with crowds around it, many people, mostly women, lay floral tributes at the bottom.

    Intertitle - 'for a few brief moments let the Pathe Gazette conjure up the past.'
    Intertitle - '17 years ago, Mrs Pankhurst, her daughters, "General" Drummond, Annie Kenny, and suffragettes in thousands, fought and suffered for the cause.'

    M/S as more people lay wreaths at the statue. M/S before it is unveiled. M/S of the statue after unveiling. M/S's of floral tributes being laid. M/S of the statue. M/S of speakers in the middle of the crowd, it pans up to the church. M/S of the statue again and Baldwin making speech. Baldwin sits down. M/S of a woman conducting enthusiastically. People applaud Baldwin. M/S of him making his speech.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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    Film ID:
    820.15
    Media URN:
    18888
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:04:00 / 01:23:56:00
    Canister:
    G 1692

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the unveiling was 6 March 1930.

    "M/S of a woman conducting enthusiastically" - that's Ethel Smyth.

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  2. jamied says

    "M/S of speakers in the middle of the crowd, it pans up to the church." - rather than a church this is actually the Victoria Tower of the Houses of Parliament.

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  3. jamied says

    "M/S of a woman conducting enthusiastically." - Ethel Smyth is conducting The Metropolitan Police Band....


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