• 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.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:04:00 / 01:27:43:00
    CP 253

Comments (2)

  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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  2. Dimension says

    A marvellous piece of history. Local still recall the brotherhood though it has not been present in Bromdon since the late 50's. Given the frantic times we seem to be living in, I think they had the right idea.

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