• Short Summary

    On the Clifton Estate, Nottingham, a congregation has just finished building its own church.

  • Description

    Clifton Estate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

    GV. The temporary church that was used whilst the new church was being built. SCU. Notice board on the side of the church reading "Temporary Parish Church." GV. Interior of the temporary church showing people awaiting start of the service. GV. The new church on the Clifton Estate. CU. Four year old Jane Webster with her mother looking up at the new church (she was three months old when filmed at the foundation stone laying). AS. The tower and cross on top of the church. GV. Camera pans showing construction beginning on the site of the new church back in 1953. TV. Four men looking at plans of the new church, one of them is Reverend Stephen Verney the curate. CU. Mr Verney looking at plans. CU. Plan of new church. GV. Mr Henry Branson, stonemason by trade, working on tablet. SCU. Mr Branson working on inscriptions on the tablet. SV. Church notice board reading "Site for Parish Church". Camera pans across to a notice about the laying of the foundation stone. GV. Small children carrying flowers arriving for the foundation stone laying ceremony. SV. Mr Verney christening a child at the ceremony, & CU. Camera pans down to the child. GV. Interior of the new church, light striking across the facing wall below the cross. SV. Men putting finishing touches to the new church. CU. Reverend Stephen Verney on right of picture talking to Mr Beal who is a greengrocer and did all the plumbing. SV. Camera pans as four men carrying the altar into the new church. SV. The ceiling mural. SV. Camera pans showing the mural. CU. Woman looking up at crucifix. AS. The crucifix. GV. Procession entering the new church. SCU. Camera pans as parishioners in the procession carry the chalice to the new church. SV. The bishop of Southwell, Reverend Barry, enters the new church. LV. Crowds around the new church during the procession.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene E)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    651.23
    Media URN:
    32777
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:19:00 / 01:40:52:00
    Canister:
    57/42

Comments (1)

  1. keith hambleton says

    My grandmother was was the house keeper for The Reverend Varney and she served cups of tea to Elisabeth or Margret can not remember witch one it was when the came to visit him at his home in Clifton, I have a photo of her pouring tea in to a cup taken by the Nottingham Evening Post, I would put it on here but do not know how to do it tho. My Grandmothers name was Mrs Lilly Mary Gaunt, And she lived in a bungerlow at the back of the Church.

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