• Short Summary

    A centre for disabled ex-miners in Porthcawl, Wales is opened.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Porthcawl. Paraplegic Centre Extended".

    Porthcawl, Wales.

    GV Sea to the convalescent home. CU Sign read "The Rest, Seaside Convalescent Home". GV People gathered outside new extension building for opening ceremony. SV Mr WH Crews is handed key by little Denise Hartnell, daughter of a disabled miner. CU Mr Crews accepting key and kissing Denise. SV Nurse in crowd. SV Mr. Crews opening door of new building.

    GV Int. shot, lounge with children playing on floor. SV Mr & Mrs Hartnell with their son Philip. Mr Hartnell had an accident in Cym Gorse colliery in 1954. CU Two little girls playing on floor.

    SV Mr Bates being assisted into bed by Sister Jones and Mrs. Bates. Mr. Bates had an accident in Groes Fean colliery in 1951. CU Sister Jones talking to Mrs. Bates. CU Mr. Bates.

    SV Another disabled man turning on bath tap. CU He hauls himself up on suspended handles so that he can get into bath. LV Disabled men walking in grounds of home. SV Other disabled men wheeling themselves in chairs. GV Mr & Mrs Lendrum and Mr & Mrs Badham with children walking down to beach. LV Children waving and running down to beach. SV Parents waving back. GV Children waving. SV Parents, in the background is the home.


    Special issue for Wales.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:54:00 / 01:23:15:00
    58/35 (Wales)

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