• Short Summary

    The story of the Rampton mental home.

  • Description

    'First permitted newsreel pictures! Pathe News investigates.'

    Retford, Nottinghamshire.

    SV. Interior of Rampton Mental Home, a male patient being attended to in the corridor of the home by a doctor. CU. Pan, male nurse opening side room door, camera tracks partly into room as the male nurse closes shutters over window, this side of the room is for one patient. GV. Exterior of Rampton Mental Home, & LV. Back view, male patients entering a field for farm work. SV. Two horses being led into farm by two male patients. GV. Male patients playing cricket. CU. Back of head of male patient watching game. SV. M.P.'s getting out of car arriving at Rampton. LV. Male patients walking towards an entrance. SCU. Pan, Dr Mackay leading the M.P.'s round the grounds. GV. Panning shot of Rampton Mental Home. SV. Old barred window in building.

    SV. Pathe reporter Bill Symon interviewing Dr Mackay the medical superintendent of Rampton (natural sound). Dr says that all patients at Rampton should be there and press criticism is outcome of ignorance.

    GV. Top shot of London. GV. Bill Symon interviewing the editor of the Empire Times (natural sound). CU. Editor of the Empire Times speaking. He is talking about his recent visit to hospital and saying that people want to know when are they going to get out. There was no answer to that question.

    GV. Exterior, female patients doing handicrafts. SV. Female patients sitting around table outside in the open doing handwork. BV. Close, of female patient sewing a difficult pattern. CU. Hands sewing material. SV. Interior with finished handicraft exhibits on view.

    SV. Exterior with MP's entering male block. LV. Interior with three male patients at work on weaving machines. CU. Back view of male patient at work on weaving machine. CU. Weaving machine in operation. LV. Male patient in carpenter's shop making a bowl, & CU.

    GV. Exterior of female hospital block. CU. Sign on wall "Female Hospital." SV. Interior of female hospital ward with nurse in attendance. SV. Two female patients walking down ward in between beds. LV. Interior with two male patients walking into the male lounge. LV. Exterior with M.P.'s walking into the new recreation hall. LV. Interior of the hall. SV. M.P.'s looking around in the hall. SV. Interior of female dormitory in villa with six females sitting in chairs with backs to camera.

    GV. Exterior of Marie Mayo's home at Dalston, London. SV. Marie Mayo with her mother and father. SV. Pan, car driving away from Marie Mayo's home (this is the car that brought her home from Rampton.). Marie Mayo with a horse.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene L)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:55:00 / 01:20:24:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "interviewing the editor of the Empire Times" - his name is George Grafton Green.

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