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  • Short Summary

    Disabled people arrive at an English railway station after a visit to Lourdes in France.

  • Description

    Disabled people return from Lourdes Shrine - location of events unknown.

    At a railway station we pan across a group of men and women. Nearly all of them wear medals on their coats and their luggage is on the ground in front of them. Most do not appear obviously disabled although a few have walking sticks.

    Outside the station (?) we see people huddled under umbrellas in the rain as trucks and horse-drawn carts rattle past. Quite a depressing scene. Very brief shot of a priest carrying crutches. A disabled little girl, slumped in a chair, is carried along by two men. A woman walking with difficulty is helped along by two others.

    A young disabled girl, aged about 12 - 14, walks along with a cane beside her mother, who is carrying lots of things. Both look very happy. Two men carry another young girl past; she holds her crutches across her. Four men emerge from the crowd, carrying a woman on a chair; another man follows carrying her crutches. People stand in the rain waiting and watching. Several more disabled people are carried by on chairs or assisted as they walk along.

    Pan along a group of people standing at the railings of a ship, as if waiting to disembark. Could be the arrival back from Lourdes at an English port.

    Modified WPA record.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:00:00 / 01:11:33:00
    ON 191 L

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