• Short Summary

    'The Faith in Action': Parts 1 & 2: The rebuilding of London's Somers Town slums by the St.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The St Pancras House Improvement Society Ltd presents The Faith in Action

    1928 - 1929
    ENGLAND: London: Euston:
    Various shots of living room cum bedroom in house: table with food and trilby hat: exterior shots of back to back houses

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    Women and children about in street of poor terraced houses: broken windows: washing hanging in yard; slum houses and tenements:

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    Church procession along: churchman along street of poor houses and talking to local people:

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    St pancras House Improvement Society Estate manager rent collecting

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    House building underway

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    Large size model of flea

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    Houses being demolished

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    Foundation stone for new block of flats

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    Earl Jellicoe visits work and shown round by architect Ian Hamilton, Estates managers and Chairman, Father Jellicoe

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    Earl Jellicoe and Father Jellicoe beside rose bush in first garden

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    Bishop of London along in procession to bless the new flats

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    Bishop of London blessing new block of flats

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    Old terraced housing and new block of flats

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    Old houses being knocked down

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    Father Jellicoe lays first brick of new flats - January 1929

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    Flats under construction

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    First floor completed - April 1929

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    Partly constructed block of flats surrounded by scaffolding and fencing

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    Father Scott taking a walk on the top floor of flats - July 1929

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    Builders on an outing to Chichester Theological College - September 1929

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    Further building on Sidney Street Garden Estate inaugurated - January 1931. General Sir Ian Hamilton ignites ceremonial bonfire on site of second block

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    Effigies of bug, rat and louse burnt in the fire: workmen demolishing old houses:

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    Second block of Garden Estate nears completion - August 1931 - roof being laid:

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    Young children playing on pile of sawdust: children gathered in street

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    Adults and children along narrow alley: people to and fro in street:

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    Children in nursery school run by St Pancras House Improvement Society

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    Menu board for nursery school mid-day meal: food being prepared: children eating:

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    Children after lunch: children playing in street: mother and children looking from upstairs window: faces of young children: people and children boarding van: children away in vans: children arriving at new block of flats: psalm: old housing:

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    Background: 'The Faith in Action': Parts 1 & 2: The rebuilding of London's Somers Town slums by the St. Pancras House Improvement Society - A Roman Catholic body, close both to community and church and in the main organised by local Priests. Charting the story from the early failure to reconstitute the old houses, impossible due to bug-infested walls, etc. (A symbolic burning-in-effigy or a rat, a flea and a mouse), the film deals primarily with the building of new 'Garden Flats' in thier place, over the period 1928 - 32:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEF6YQDCO6IR0N3PHBQZ5UHESP
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF6YQDCO6IR0N3PHBQZ5UHESP
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1910
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:18:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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