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Title:ARRIVAL OF PRIVATE HEAVISIDE VC IN STANLEY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:IWM 1179
Summary: The arrival of Private Michael Heaviside VC in his home town of Stanley, County Durham; he is returning from action in the First World War.
Description: The film is fragmented, switching from one scene to another and returning in a way which makes it hard to follow. Private Heaviside (of 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry) arrives by train at Shield Row Station where he is met by the mayor and a crowd of civilians, who shake his hand. He is taken by car in a procession through streets thronged with people cheering and waving Union flags. In the procession are an Army contingent, a Cadet Corps contingent and a Boys Brigade contingent. Small children are led in file to take their place along the way and cheer as he passes. On the balcony of the town hall the mayor delivers a speech for him.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Heaviside, Michael Wilson (person)
Stanley, Mayor of (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 15th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Cadet Corps (regiment/service)
Boys' Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: celebrations, British - event-related: return of VC winner (object name)
buildings, British - institutional: town hall (object name)
First World War, Armistice & 1919 (event)
Stanley, County Durham, England, UK (geography)