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  • Short Summary

    Shots of Irish MP Thomas Power O'Connor.

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    Westminster Palace, London.

    Irish journalist, nationalist leader and Member of Parliament Thomas Power O'Connor MP (aka Tay Pay). Various shots of O'Connor in his seventies talking to other men (other politicians) and sitting in a row in a posed group shot. They appear to be on the terraces of the House of Parliament.

    Note: item appears to be same or similar to Gazette issue "The Father of the House" in
    G 981 - date is 1923.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:15:00 / 01:18:34:00
    ON 375 A

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  1. Dennies1 says

    The footage is from a luncheon given to T. P. O' Connor, as Father of the House, at the House of Commons on May 15th 1923 in recognition of his long association with the House. He was presented with a print and a gold snuff box. The man seated on his right in the group scene is Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. J. H. Whitley. The footage was taken after the luncheon which was attended by members of all British parties.

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