• Short Summary

    Father Thompson holds services in converted air raid shelter chapel.

  • Description

    South Ruislip, Middlesex / Greater London.

    M/S of priest leaving house. Various shots priest walking across field, he pauses in front of wooden cross priest. He then walks on, heading towards a brick air raid shelter.

    Interior of shelter that has been converted into church. Priest goes up to makeshift altar, passing pews. M/S man sitting down at small church organ. Various shots priest laying out candles and bibles on altar. C/U crucifix. Various shots interior of temporary church. Various shots priest lighting candles. A woman arrives with flowers she places them on the alter and then pray in front of statuette of Virgin Mary.

    Priest is Father Thompson of parish of St. Mary's, the air raid shelter is being used until money can be raised for new chapel.

    Note: newspaper cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1335.17
    Media URN:
    44084
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:13:00 / 01:29:55:00
    Canister:
    NP 515

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