• Short Summary

    Monks at the Franciscan Monastery in Crawley cultivate the land to produce food. Sussex.

  • Description

    Item title reads - By the years forgot.

    Crawley, Sussex.

    Various shots of monks at the Franciscan Monastery filing in for prayers C/U of man playing the organ. The monks take their place in the pews, C/U as one reads the bible. They kneel to pray.

    Various shots as the monks work on the land. C/U's as two monks chat. Various shots as others saw and chop wood. One monk leads a horse and cart. The camera pans across the men digging the land.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:55:00 / 01:38:43:00
    NP 41

Comments (1)

  1. boyson says

    They are not monks and they don't live in a monastery, they are Franciscan friars and in this case Capuchins. The building you show is or was, because it has now been demolished, a friary. They follow the Rule of Saint Francis, not the Rule of Saint Benedict. The nearest Benedictine monastery to Crawley is at Worth.

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