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    The author Thomas Hardy is buried in Stinsford, Dorset.

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    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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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:57:00 / 01:50:05:00
    G 1469

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user 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!

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  2. Unknown user 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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