• Short Summary

    A huge crowd gathers at the cleft in the rock that inspired the hymn 'Rock of Ages'

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Rock of Ages - Thousands remember Toplady at Burrington Coombe".

    Burrington Coombe, the Mendips, Somerset.

    WS. A crowd gathered to remember Toplady the author of the hymn 'Rock of Ages'. A speaker at a microphone tells the congregation how on his way to his vicarage Toplady had sheltered in a cleft in the rock. It was here that he had been inspired to write the hymn. MS. the cleft in the rock. WS. high angle pan over the Gorge with the congregation spread out over the rocks as they sing "Rock of Ages" continue the pan to more of the congregation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    833.24
    Media URN:
    12409
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:07:00 / 01:48:39:00
    Canister:
    35/61

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