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  • Short Summary

    The author Thomas Hardy is buried in Stinsford, Dorset.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Heart of Thomas Hardy laid up to rest among his Wessex folk in Stinsford - his beloved "Mellstock" of the novels. Dorset.

    L/S of the church, the camera pans down to the graves below. M/S as the vicar walks along the path carrying a casket, he is followed by mourners, other people stand at the side. L/S as the camera pans across the crowd of mourners.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    712.32
    Media URN:
    33638
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:50:05:00
    Canister:
    G 1469

Comments (2)

  1. Daisy Majumdar says

    I am a scholar from India, and am presently writing a dissertation on Thomas Hardy and Religion in his Novels. This video came up while I was searching for material on the depiction of funerals in his works.

    I had absolutely no idea that Hardy's funeral was recorded on camera, or that I would ever be able to witness it. Thank you so much for this archive, it has really been the most interesting result of all that I have researched on Hardy.

    I hope to find more such video clips relating to English History and Literature.

    Thanks so much!

  2. British Pathé says

    We are very pleased you found it. It is incredible it was filmed. It's sad we don't have footage of Hardy when he was alive.

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