• 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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1217.17
    Media URN:
    33856
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:55:00 / 01:38:43:00
    Canister:
    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.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment