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  • Short Summary

    Police parade in Westminster, London.

  • Description

    Police required - Westminster. London.

    London bobbies exiting building. Shots of them marching down street. Also shot of VIP's in dress uniforms (not police) w/ white plumes. Law enforcement.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2422.14
    Media URN:
    76688
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:06:00 / 01:26:34:00
    Canister:
    ON 341 I

Comments (1)

  1. Leonard Bentley says

    Hi,
    This is a fascinating piece of Police history. The building is Westminster Cathedral and the Police are leaving by the main entrance after a Requiem mass 'for the repose of the souls' of Roman Catholic Policemen who died during the first world war. As far as I can ascertain there were three annual services during the 1920s,1923,1924 and 1925. The Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Bourne took the services but I don't think he is the clerical gent in the clip. The senior Police Officers wearing the white plumes in their hats are Brigadier General Sir W.T.F. Horwood, Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, he is on the right; his deputy Lieutenant Colonel P.R. Laurie is on the left and the man behind them is Chief Constable H.D. Morgan. I think that this is July 1925 but I cannot be absolutely sure.

    Leonard Bentley.

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