• Short Summary

    The Society of Brothers run a communal village in Shropshire.

  • Description

    Bromdon, Near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

    The communal village is hidden in the Clee Hills. M/S workers till fields, including C/U of John Atkins, a West Indian man, and Tom Paul, standing by a gate. The shots include children gathering hay, girls with plaits, boys with a telescope, named as Kenneth Jones and Oliver Dyroff, Maggie Watkins looking after tiny children in a nursery area in the garden, where they play with wooden toys.

    M/S of men working making tubular steel gates, one is named as David Mason. C/U as he welds, then as he takes off his goggles and wipes his forehead. Laurence Bosch packs eggs into large trays. Gladys Mason rings a large bell. M/S of food on tables in an open air canteen, people sitting in a benched area. Erika Hildel plays violin, and others are seen doing country dancing.

    Note: There are news cuttings and leaflets in the documentation file on the organisation which started in Germany.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    97.18
    Media URN:
    1082
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:04:00 / 01:27:43:00
    Canister:
    CP 253

Comments (1)

  1. vocalantics says

    I am surprised to see that blond child in the rocking crib is me! Hilary Davies ne Faux, I was born in the mother house at Bromdon, Wheathill.

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