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Churchill's Funeral

Post by SCameron » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:07 am

This was one of the first big events that I can remember watching on TV as a kind of eight and a half years

http://youtu.be/JVHfcRcLLFg

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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by Magoonigal » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:44 pm

Mmm I particularly remember all the Crane Jibs being lowered as a mark of respect. I was a bit older at 14 though.

No one could say that he did not live a very full life although it must have come as a big shock to him when he was voted out just after the War.

This one is a bit longer and shows more, and its in colour!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Xkr8z3 ... re=related
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by dmacleod » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:54 am

Remember the day very well. We were in Rotterdam on our "Maskeylia" loading for forthcoming middle east trip. The day was a total holiday which we found very impressive. He was obviously highly thought of in Holland. Enjoyed the day off, no cargo being worked!
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Post by Deepol » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:32 pm

Some piccies of the funeral train. Watched it all on television. As you say the journey down the Thames was very moving.
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Battle of Britain Pacific 34051 WINSTON CHURCHILL being prepared at Nine Elms shed in London
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Departure from Waterloo
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In the London suburbs
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by davidships » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:39 pm

For an intriguing view on the Funeral, from Peter Morley of ITV/Rediffusion, the first 13 pages of the following make interesting reading, even if he consistently mis-spells the PLA's launch HAVENGORE:
http://static.bafta.org/files/peter-mor ... -3-193.pdf

Interesting comment from A P Herbert - that the river passage would have seemed very different a week earlier or later at low tide!
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:44 pm

Very interesting, thanks for finding it David.
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Post by Deepol » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:07 am

HAVENGORE was the PLA's Survey Launch and was built at Teddington on the Upper Thames in 1956.
The PLA retired her in the 1990s and she became an excursion vessel and also used for special events. She conveyed the Queen in the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla in 2012 and will be part of a Churchill Commemorative Flotilla today.
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Churchill's coffin being brought aboard at Tower Pier
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The cranes dipped in salute, not the spontaneous action which I always thought. In fact most of the dockers concerned did not like Churchill but turned out specially and did the job very well.
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Stern view of Havengore.
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by Deepol » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:17 am

Some shots of the Southern Railway Parcels Van S2464S which carried the great man's coffin. It was exported to the US the same year but has been returned, restored and now forms a Churchill display running at the NRM till May.
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Departing Waterloo
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Heading for the USA at the end of 1965.
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Home and beautifully restored.
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by davidwat » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Was in the Pacific on Scottish Monarch, but we managed to get it on the wireless courtesy of the BBC World Service.
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Re: Churchill's Funeral

Post by Deepol » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:43 am

The empty stock of Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral Train being returned worked by Western class diesel D1015 Western Champion.
D1015 is still extant and has actually been to Kyle!
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