• Short Summary

    An item about life inside a Benedictine monastery.

  • Description

    Farnborough, Hampshire.

    A look at life inside a Benedictine monastery.

    M/S of monks in white cloaks entering St. Michael's Abbey. C/U of gargoyles. Various shots inside the Abbey of the monks praying, Father Prior leads the ceremony.

    Various shots of the monks at work. C/U of a monk book binding - their chief support. L/S of Imperial Mausoleum built by the exiled French Empress, Eugenie in the grounds of the monastery. Various shots of the monks farming - feeding a calf, tending to tomato plants in a greenhouse, using a horse drawn plough. M/S of a monk chopping wood - he pauses when he heres a bell calling him to prayer. Various shots of monks sewing ornate vestment garments. Finally, a monk is seen decorating an Easter candle

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    233.08
    Media URN:
    3257
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:45:18:00
    Canister:
    CP 438

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