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Historic Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations film

Stratford Editorial 15th Apr, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A HISTORIC film offers a glimpse into Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations from exactly 100 years ago.

The newsreel footage from 1915 shows local dignitaries, including the mayor and members of the public on the famous procession to lay wreaths at the Bard’s tomb at Holy Trinity Church.

It features on the website of the British Film Institute.

Visit http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-st-georges-day-at-stratford-on-avon-1915 to watch the footage.

Local dignitaries prepare for the procession in the footage from 1915. (s)

The crowd makes its way to Holy Trinity Church. (s)

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