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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the statue of General Wolfe in village.

  • Description

    Statue of General Wolfe. Location of events unknown.

    LS village square; Ceremony unveiling a statue of General Wolfe. Union Jack is draped over the statue; then pulled off; some local officials; bigwigs; stand on platform next to the monument. The statue looks like someone from an earlier period -1700s? Perhaps James Wolfe?

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    Film ID:
    2332.54
    Media URN:
    74960
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:45:00 / 02:00:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 201 N

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Location of events unknown." - the location is Westerham, in Kent. Here's a modern photo confirming that...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wik
    i/File:Westerham.jpg

    "some local officials; bigwigs;" - the unveiling is performed by Lord Roberts.

    "The statue looks like someone from an earlier period -1700s? Perhaps James Wolfe?" - the statue is indeed of General James Wolfe.

    Reducing the clip's current date range, the statue was unveiled on 2 January 1911, as this original newspaper report will confirm...

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl
    e/10087471#pstart874806

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