• Short Summary

    Nuns in Wales build their own chapel.

  • Description

    Garmelite / Carmelite ? nuns build their own chapel in Radnorshire (aka Powys), Wales.

    Camera following nun with watering can. She adds water to cement other nuns are mixing. C/U cement. M/S two nuns pulling trolley with stone slabs on it. M/S two nuns pulling trolley up to chapel building site. M/S nuns carrying large stone slabs. Various shots nuns fixing stone slabs to walls. Various shots nuns chiselling at stone wall. M/S nun working. C/U nun lifting wooden frame from cement which she has moulded in brick. Various shots nun cementing wall.

    C/U Mother Prioress watching. M/S head nun looking at the progress of the wall. M/S nun measuring wall with stick. Head nun looks on. M/S nun chipping at stone. M/S nun cementing round by concrete steps. C/U kitten on steps. M/S nun cementing steps. M/S nun walking up ladder which is by house holding drainpipe which she hands to another nun already on roof. M/S looking down on three nuns holding ladder. Various shots nun on roof with drainpipe.

    L/S nuns working on convent building. M/S two nuns carrying lemonade. M/S nuns putting tools down. M/S nun hitting wall, stopping and going for a drink. High angle shot looking down on nuns taking their refreshment. C/U nun drinking lemonade. L/S nuns working on enclosure wall. M/S head nun. Various shots of nuns fitting iron window frame into wall. More shots nuns building wall. M/S head nun ringing bell. Various shots nuns stopping work and praying. Camera pans down to rosary beads head nun is holding in hand.

    Note: newspaper articles about the nuns on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1335.09
    Media URN:
    44076
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:23:00 / 01:16:04:00
    Canister:
    NP 513

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