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Funeral of Queen Victoria: Funeral Procession at Cowes
Images from the first leg of the solemn procession
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent
This is the first known film of Victoria's funeral, showing the procession near its start, heading towards Trinity Pier in Cowes, the Isle of Wight. Travelling on foot are the mourners, amongst them Edward VII, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. Does it just seem like it, or does everyone carefully avoid glancing at the camera?
Pomp and Circumstance
Non-Fiction 1901 5 mins Silent Location: Hyde Park
The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.
Royal Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901) Royal Proclamation of Death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Blackburn
Crowds gather outside the Town Hall to hear the town crier's royal announcement.
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
1897 1 mins Silent
Unusually detailed shots of the Jubilee procession
Documentary 1897 1 mins Silent Location: Sheffield
Sheffield gives the capital a run for its money with an impressive parade celebrating the monarch, a month before the Diamond Jubilee.
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Front of Procession Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Front of Procession
1897 1 mins Silent
Carriages full of well-heeled guests continue in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession, filmed for RW Paul.
Portsmouth & Southampton during the summer of 1929 Portsmouth & Southampton during the summer of 1929
Amateur film 1929 9 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth Harbour
Come aboard a jolly mini-cruise around the Solent in this fascinating 1929 film from Ralph Staley - featuring his wife Ellen, his daughter Pam and the Mauretania
Amateur film 1950 9 mins Silent Location: Ryde
Join the Thomspon family on their Isle of Wight holiday in this delightfully nostalgic film from 1950
Documentary 1934 12 mins Silent Location: London
Hunger marchers demonstrate and the London season opens: the contrast between rich and poor in 1930s Britain
Sponsored film 1967 26 mins Location: Cowes
From Cowes to Torquay, followed by cameras all the way, the world’s fastest powerboats speed along the south coast.
Travelogue 1950 15 mins Silent Location: Aldershot
The hives of Hampshire are the centrepiece of this tour of the county, from Aldershot to Bournemouth and all points in between.
Non-Fiction 1922 2 mins Silent Location: Cowes
High society and the royal couple celebrate Cowes Week, 1922.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.