• Short Summary

    Gypsies gather to attend burial of their Queen and take part in ancient rites.

  • Description

    Yeovil, Somerset.

    GV. Church at Yeovil where gypsy Queen Eliza Hughes is being buried. LV. Pall bearers carrying coffin through the churchyard. GV. Crowd. LV. Bearers carrying coffin towards camera. SCU. Gypsies in the crowd. SV. Mourners being consoled by friends.

    LV. The new gypsy Queen, Myella Wells, standing in the door of her caravan. CU. Myella Wells smoking pipe. GV. Gypsies gathered round burning caravan of the old Queen. LV. Pan to show tents in the Gypsy camp. LV. Children seated in one of the tents. CU. Small girl and boy drinking from bottle. SV. Burning caravan. SV. Gypsy throwing an old tyre onto the burning caravan. SV. Queen Eliza's old pony standing near the burning caravan. CU. Pony. CU. Gypsy woman. CU. Pony. LV. Man pushing part of the caravan so that it doesn't fall to the ground, but burns with the rest. CU. Woman holding small child with dirty face. CU. Three gypsy women crying as they watch the caravan burn. GV. Group watching caravan burn. CU. Bath and crockery belonging to the old Queen burning on the caravan. CU. Scruffy gypsy child. SV. Burning rubbish being pushed under the caravan. GV. What is left of the caravan and its contents burning. SV. The new Queen, Myella Wells, seated on the bed in caravan with her granddaughter Lavinia. CU. As the new Queen jokes with the granddaughter - they laugh.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:50:00 / 01:39:10:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I think that maybee I am related to this Rosetto family.
    Does anyone know if Dominic Rosetto and
    Fredric Rosetto is related to this Rosetto family?
    Please let me know.


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