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Lord Walter Barrington - in younger days
Newspaper article

Funeral of Lord Barrington

Copies from pages of Daily Express and Daily Mirror dated Saturday 16th September, 1933 with description of Lord Barrington's Funeral.

Photographs are of the village cricket team as pall bearers and mourners in cricket their whites as requested by the 85 year old Peer.  The cricketers, who had their caps tucked under their belts, wore their white cricket boots and the umpire was present in his white coat.

The Daily Mirror also included on its page a photo of the the cricketers mounting guard round the coffin inside the church.

The coffin is led out of the church by Tom Dyke.  The coffin is on shoulders of Tom Foard snr front left, Tom Foard jnr front right, Fred Butler and George Carter (hidden). 

See also N177 in this catalogue for copies of letters written to the Headmaster and Children for their efforts at Lord Barrington's Funeral.

  • Year:
    1933
  • Place:
    Shrivenham
  • Ref:
    C1.2.3.0
  • Item Ref:
    N625
  • Find it:
    C1.SHR.2.3

 

 

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