• Short Summary

    Scotland has a special children's village in Renfrewshire for 640 orphan children.

  • Description

    Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland

    L/S of village. M/S girls in summer dresses, going into school. Various shots of a boy hoeing a circular flower bed with 'Have faith in God' picked out in plants. M/S two boys shifting flower pots into a wheelbarrow. One boy picks up the barrow and wheels it away.

    M/S a young woman takes down clothes prop, and takes white washing off a line. There are little children in the background. She is wearing short white socks. She hands the clothes to a little girl who puts them in a basket. A small girl, dressed in a woollen coat with a velvet collar picks up the wooden pegs and puts them in the basket.

    M/S a laundry van drives up to house. Two boys, dressed in denim trousers, pick up laundry basket from back of lorry and carry it up to the house. Various shots of a group of boys, wearing tin helmets, doing a fire drill, with fire equipment, unravelling hose pipes and racing up the garden and fixing them. M/S boy with a pane of glass, passing it to another boy on the roof of a greenhouse. He puts it into position. M/S large crowd of children rushing out of the house along the drive into the garden, past some large pink flowered rhododendron bushes.

    William Quarrier founded the Orphan Homes of Scotland in 1871, creating cottage communities for children.

    Note: The documentation file contains two illustrated booklets entitled 'The Orphan Homes of Scotland ' 1954 - 1955' .

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:17:00 / 01:04:24:00
    CP 085

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