|Wreath laying - HMS Victory - October 1905|
This film was made by Alfred West to be shown at the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1905 and elsewhere in London.|
The elderly sailor laying the wreath had served in the Navy at one time under Admiral Hyde Parker (1785-1854), who had been a Lieutenant at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar (though probably not actually present at it).
Pictured in the party is Frank Begg, a boy sailor at the time in Naval training. In 2005, members of the Begg family re-enacted the event on the deck of H.M.S. Victory, now in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Base.
See: http://www.ournavy.org.uk for parent website