Tony Harvey - 1937-2006 'Gone Away'


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This is a celebration of the life of Tony Harvey.  It features his funeral, a funeral that was planned by himself.  Tony did not live in the fast lane – he lived in his own lane, a lane devoted to hunting and the world of horses.  He chose his funeral to be steeped in the traditions of the horse with eight huntsmen clad in harrier green to carry the coffin, and the coffin to be galloped along the road so that ‘sparks fly off the horse’s hooves’.  The church service to be followed by a final farewell as he was laid to rest to the accompaniment of Robert Moffat, huntsman of the Easton Harriers sounding ‘Gone Away’ on the hunting horn.

Here you will hear Tony singing his favourite songs as the many mourners arrive.  Some clad in hunting attire, some the traditional Suffolk horseman’s suit with Tony also wore.  you will see a range of photographs from Tony’s life as the hymns are sung and hear ‘Hunting Day’ read by Robert Moffat and a eulogy of Tony’s life from his long standing hunting friend of the Fells – Colin Plumbe giving credit to his remarkable achievements in the horse world.  You will also hear Andrew Stannard, whose unpretentious Suffolk voice Tony admired, singing ‘Carry me Bones To Tanninghton’ and ‘Do Yer Far Keep a Dickey Bor’.

This is an epitaph to an extraordinary horseman, the like of which we shall not see again.

The cover is taken from a painting by Diana R Lodge of Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Time:  58 minutes  Produced:  April 2006

Product Code: NLDVD29




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