• Short Summary

    A new annexe is opened at Condover Hall for deaf, blind and dumb children. Shrewsbury.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Aid for afflicted children.

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

    L/S exterior Condover Hall. Various shots as the children who are blind and deaf walk past camera. M/S as they walk into the hall, C/U hands feeling rails to find way. Various shots of the children sat down in the hall. M/S Dorothy Entwhistle (Entwistle ?) who is 21, Mr Myers the head of the school is talking to her using the manual alphabet, she has passed her G.C.E. and wants to become at teacher at the hall. Dorothy turns to carry on her typing. L/S six blind, deaf and dumb children in room playing with toys etc. M/S David putting on pullover and being taught by Miss Passant, David is deaf. C/U Miss Passant.

    Various shots of the new annexe being built alongside Condover Hall, which is being called "Pathways". Interior shows Pat listening to gramophone at great volume through earphones, Helen sits on tactile unit on floor, Pat is clapping her hands to vibrations. M/S John playing piano, (John has partial sight in one eye the other is glass, and he has practically no hearing) in order to produce vibrations for David and Pat who have their hands on the piano. C/U David sitting on the piano with his hands held flat to feel the vibrations, Pat is doing likewise only she is standing. C/U John playing the piano. C/U hands laying flat on the piano top.

    M/S's exterior of the finished new premises. M/S inside one of the bedrooms. M/S Godfrey Robinson, CBE. MC. Chairman of the R.N.I.B. who is holding plaque with Mr Monty Berman. Various shots of the new buildings with blind and deaf children playing on the lawns. C/U two children in a rocker. various shots of the children inside. M/S of boy learning manual alphabet, C/U of his hands and the lady who is teaching him. Various shots as Lesley learns speech by touch, M/S as she looks very tired and lays her head on the teacher's shoulder.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:25:00 / 01:11:40:00

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