• Short Summary

    Duke and Duchess of York attend religious service in Ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Yorkshire. 'The crown & glory of all that Monasticism has left us'. The Duke & Duchess of York attend service to commemorate 800th Anniversary of foundation of beautiful Fountains Abbey."

    Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.

    Large crowd gathered around ruined walls of Fountains Abbey.

    C/U vicars and clergymen leading procession.

    The procession moves past the crowds around the walls of the Abbey. Back view of the procession.

    High angle shot inside the ruined Abbey. The congregation are gathered on either side and the procession of clergy walk down the aisle towards the altar.

    Tilt down from top of ruined arch to clergy on altar as people sing 'Oh God Our Help In Ages Past".

    Exterior view of the Abbey ruins. Views of the congregation.

    High angle shot in Abbey. The choir master conducts singing of hymns. Pan across congregation.

    Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) and Duke of York (Prince Albert, later King George VI) walk out of the Abbey. They walk away through the crowds.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:51:00 / 01:11:10:00

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