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A Town In Mourning (1961)

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

Full title reads: "Croydon. A Town In Mourning".



Croydon, Surrey. Funeral of school boys killed in air crash.



GV procession of hearse cars moving slowly out of Lanfranc school. CU pan showing coffin in hearse as it leaves the school. CU woman crying. SV another hearse leaving the school Policeman in foreground CU woman crying. CU pan another hearse leaving the school pan to back view. SV two school girls leaving the school crying. GV Croydon Parish church of St John the Baptist. Angle shot Ditto. GV crowds assembled outside the Parish church. SV mourners arriving at church for service. SV as mourners enter the church. CU woman crying being assisted by man. SV Politician Sir David Eccles, Minister of Education, arriving and going into the church. LV hearses lined up at the cemetery. LV pall bearers carrying a coffin down to the grave. CU another coffin being carried to the grave. TV coffins lined up in grave. TV pall bearers placing another coffin into position. GV the grave now full of coffins. GV mass of various wreaths. CU a wreath in the shape of a aeroplane. LV the boys from the Lanfranc school lined up on pavement as they watch a lorry loaded with flowers and wreaths and a large one from the school go past. Back view as the lorry drives along roadway into cemetery with the words "Soho Street Traders". SV wreaths in the shape of cricket bats and football. CU wreath in the shape of a tennis racquet. CU another wreath in the shape of a guitar "From Mum and Dad". SV mourners arriving at the graveside all looking very distressed. GV as the mourners gather round the graveside. SV more mourners arriving crying. GV of the mourners around graveside and showing all coffins in the grave. SV of the Priests throwing in earth. SV a group of boys standing beside the grave from the Lanfranc school. SV a group of mourners in great distress crying. GV all mourners round the graveside showing coffins in graves.




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