• Short Summary

    Sculptor-painter Bainbridge Copnall works with broken glass on his mural devoted to Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Description

    Littlebourne, Kent.

    Sculptor - painter Bainbridge Copnall is seen walking across his garden with some sheets of coloured glass under his arm; outside a greenhouse he takes a mallet and smashes the glass into small pieces.

    Various shots of Bainbridge and his assistants at work on sections of a huge mural made mosaic-style from bits of coloured glass; the mural shows Sir Winston Churchill in his Garter robes surrounded by wartime battles.

    When finished, the mural was to form part of a redevelopment scheme at Dudley in Worcestershire. Bainbridge works on two Churchill faces for the mural. Other parts of the mural show Big Ben; St Paul's Cathedral in flames during the Blitz. The final shots shows Bainbridge holding a finished head of Churchill against some glass so the light shines through.

    Note: there is a newspaper cutting and cameraman's notes on file about Bainbridge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    429.06
    Media URN:
    4344
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:58:00 / 01:14:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 696

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