• Short Summary

    Mr Rockliff guards money available for the New Tabernacle's saving scheme - with a pistol.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "His Proud Record! Mr Rockliff retiring after 40 years' service, presides for last time, at New Tabernacle's Annual Share Out of £30,000 to 22,00 people - & he has never had to fire that revolver one!"

    Policemen hold back crowd.

    Mr Rockliff comes out of Barclays Bank (readable on sign in the background). He is holding a small pistol. With him are two men carrying sacks, presumably full of money.

    Several policemen and others carry bags down the side of a building. Mr Rockliff walks behind them with his revolver.

    Mr Rockliff stands and speaks to the camera - he is holding his gun. He says that he is unloading his pistol for the last time.

    People queue up for their share of the money, which they have been saving all year. The New Tabernacle obviously runs a Christmas saving scheme.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:30:00 / 01:33:00:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Mr Rockiff" referred to here is Percy Rockliff. He was Secretary of the New Tabernacle Sick and Provident Society.

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  2. mimsie says

    Percy Rockliff was my grandfather. His daughter Getrude Winifred Ruston (nee Rockliff) emigrated to Western Australia with her husband in 1921. I, of course, never met PR (as he was known as) but I know my mother was very proud of him. They corresponded until his death in 1958. When his second wife died her niece (in England) forwarded me his OBE and also his personal seal complete with a small quantity of sealing wax.

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