Video Clips

On this page we have posted video and sound recording clips relevant to Brookwood Cemetery.

More will be added in due course.

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The Brookwood Memorial

This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows extracts from the service unveiling the Brookwood Memorial in October 1958. It shows the arrival of members of the Royal Family and the Chaplain General opening the service. The Queen makes a short speech before unveiling the memorial and laying a wreath.

 

 

Another reel shows the distinguished guests arriving at Brookwood Military Cemetery and other excerpts from the ceremony (silent). A final reel shows relatives of the fallen, the departure of the Royal Family, and relatives passing through the memorial (silent).

 

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Caroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans

This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows the Savoy Hotel Orpheans playing 'I'm For You A Hundred Per Cent'. Singer Frances Day enters in an evening gown and sings. She puts her arms around Howard Jacobs (playing saxophone and clarinet) and Carroll Gibbons (conducting) towards the end of the song.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Funeral of Baron de Cartier de Marchienne

 This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows various exceprts of the funeral of Baron de Cartier de Marchienne (1871-1946), Belgian Ambassador to the Court of St James since 1927. It includes clips from his funeral in London and of his burial at Brookwood. (Silent).

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Joyce Pearce and the Ockenden Venture

This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows the early work of Joyce Pearce and the Ockenden Venture in 1958. It includes views of Donnington Hall, Derby; "Venture House" in Woking; Richard Todd and Joyce Pearce; the Ockenden Education Centre; and a theatre trip to London at Christmas by children from the Ockenden Venture.

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Laying the foundation stone of the Fazl Mosque

This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows the laying of the foundation stone of London's first mosque in Southfields (1924). Now known as the Fazl Mosque – see the Ahmadiyya burial ground. (Silent)

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Opening ceremony of the Fazl Mosque

This video clip is from the British Pathe archive and shows the opening ceremony of London's first mosque in Southfields (1926). Now known as the Fazl Mosque – see the Ahmadiyya burial ground. (Silent)