Detail

Title ID 6155Collection ID714
Title[Opening of Otford Methodist Church]
Date11 July 1935
CollectionNewman Family
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
ThemePublic Services
KeywordsCeremonies Religious Buildings
Location
LocalOtford
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionFrancis Henry Newman
CameraFrancis Henry Newman
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration3min. 8sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This short film appears to show the opening of the new Otford Methodist Church on July 11th 1935. People stand outside the doors of the church and mingle in a garden.

Description

In the opening shot of this short film, the camera pans across a crowd of people outside a church. It is a sunny day so some hold parasols, and are wearing hats. The camera focuses in on a woman and priest at the front of the crowd, opening the doors to the new church. The crowd of men and women file into the church, smiling and chatting.