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Title:SATURDAY CLUB - CATHEDRAL - WARREN HASTINGS' TOMB - CEMETERY - BLACK HOLE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 6240
Other titles:COLONEL HODGKINSON - AMATEUR FILM [Allocated Series Title]
Description: St Paul's cathedral, Calcutta. An Indian man and woman and three British children walk through the cathedral gate towards the camera. Three Indian men pose in front of a door, they walk away to reveal a brass sign 'Saturday Club Ltd' (Calcutta). They open the door. Two British women walk out of the door. A yellow Rolls Royce pulls up outside the club, waits a while then drives away. A small boy walks past playing with a toy aeroplane, two British women walk out of the club. Two women walk into the club, two others leave. Two British women walk through a graveyard (St John's church, Calcutta) looking at the inscriptions on large tombs, a close-up of them reading 'Rose Aylmer' by Walter Savage Landor. They go through a gate and walk towards the large octagonal mausoleum of Job Charnock (the founder of Calcutta), they go inside. A shot of the white obelisk, monument to the Black Hole of Calcutta. One of the women reads the inscription on the monument.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Running time: 3 mins 5 secs ca
Notes: Allocated Title taken from Hodgkinson's original can markings.
Date: refers to stock dates on Kodachrome
Technical: original/copy status of film not marked
Not sure if Warren Hastings' tomb (first Governor-General of India) does appear in this film? LJT
Summary: subject related to Partition of India in August 1947.