• Short Summary

    Father of the quadruplet boys receives tragic news - two of the babies have died.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRANDON".

    Brandon, Suffolk.

    Crowds gathered around the house of Mr and Mrs Lingwood parents of new-born quadruplet boys. Close up of the father Mr Lingwood smoking a pipe, waiting for the news of the boys and their mother. Standing next to Mr Lingwood is the boys' grandfather. Pan down the house showing the entrance with several people at the door and a car in front. Family receives tragic news - two of the boys have died.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:32:00 / 01:56:54:00

Comments (2)

  1. Sallycampbell says

    I found this extremely interesting as the picture of the proud grandad is in fact my Great Grandad Lingwood. I knew my mothers cousin had quads but wasn't sure how many survived and what they were. Our daughter is now expecting twins. I am now residing in W. Australia and would love to know if there is anymore information regarding the family. My grandad was Donald Palmer Lingwood and was in partnership with Samuel & Bernard Lingwood hence S & P Lingwood Furriers in Brandon - which is actually SUFFOLK - not Norfolk as the narrator says in this clip - unless my relations lived further towards Thetford.

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  2. AndyPandy123 says

    Sally Campbell: you are my first cousin once removed.
    Here are some clarifications following her note on 31st August 2015. The Brandon hatters' furriers firm of S&P Lingwood Ltd was founded in 1871 by Sam and Palmer Lingwood, but it was Sam that took the business forward. Sam had two sons, Harry and Oscar, and they ran the business with their father. When Sam died in 1908, his sons expanded the business further.
    The "proud granddad" of the Brandon Quads was Oscar Lingwood and his only son was Bernard, father of the Quads. Harry had two sons, Donald Palmer Lingwood and Carl Samuel Lingwood. When Oscar died in 1947 and Harry retired in about 1959 (he died in 1963) Don and Carl ran the business with Bernard until its closure in 1973.
    The Palmer Christian name derives from Sam's wife Matilda Palmer.
    Sally will thus see that her great-granddad was Harry, not Oscar.
    Andy Lingwood, son of Carl Lingwood

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