LAYING FOUNDATION STONE OF THE BISHOP SEABURY MEMORIAL, the

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • BROMBERG, Ernest

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: LAYING FOUNDATION STONE OF THE BISHOP SEABURY MEMORIAL, the

Reference number: 0247

Date: 1938, September 2

Director: [filmed by Ernest Bromberg for Newscine, Aberdeen]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: Joseph P. Kennedy, American Ambassador to Britain, lays the foundation stone for the Bishop Seabury Memorial at St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen.

See also ‘Incumbents of St Andrew’s Cathedral’ Vol ii/part 2 pp 356 ff [NLS Shelf Mark HB6.208.11.177], a monograph written by A. C. Stuart Donald, FSA Scot., Keeper of the Aberdeen Diocesan Library and Honorary Archivist.

Shotlist: No credits. The laying of the foundation stone of the Bishop Seabury Memorial by Mr. Joseph P. Kennedy, American Ambassador to Britain, at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen (.10) The Memorial was erected by American money as an expression of the gratitude of the Episcopal Church of America to the diocese of Aberdeen, where American's first Episcopalian bishop was consecrated (.21) The American Episcopal church was represented by the Rev. D. Fleming, rector of Old Trinity, New York, said to be the richest church in the world with an annual income of £200,000 (.33) At the luncheon preceding the ceremony, Bishop Dean of Aberdeen and Orkney presided over a large company representative of church, state and civic life (.45) - blank - (.48) shots of procession of clergy and civilians, and of open air service (1.29) foundation stone is laid, mainly out of vision, and the service continues (1.44) long shot of assembled crowd (1.58)