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Funeral of Queen Victoria: The Procession passing into Windsor Park
The birth of a new royal tradition
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent
This lengthy piece of footage, showing the final leg of Victoria's funeral procession, captures the first instance of a new tradition. Following an incident with the horses, the Royal Navy Bluejackets conveyed the gun carriage to Windsor Castle, a tradition continuing to today. The cold January conditions seem not to have affected the Hepworth Company cameraman who managed to capture the Yeoman of the Guard in full pageantry.
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.
Windsor Great Park
Amateur film 1962 16 mins Location: Sunbury
Leafy Sunbury on Thames is the perfect subject for this film made by members of the local Rotary Club - accompanied by river trips to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle
Government sponsored film 1942 10 mins Location: Windsor Great Park
A wartime magazine made to motivate and inform war workers, commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 and exclusively screened in factories.
Ashlee Family Films: Safari Park; Peter, Christine and Andrew, Windsor and Bexley (1970) Ashlee Family Films: Safari Park; Peter, Christine and Andrew, Windsor and Bexley (1970)
Amateur film 1970 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor Great Park
After a trip to Windsor Safari Park, witnessing apes and lions, a London family return home to feed the rabbit.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.