Detail

Title ID 12275Collection ID1611
Title[London Office; Methodist Central Hall Westminster]
Date1958
CollectionFegans Childrens Charity
Genre/TypeAmateurInstitutionalNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
KeywordsChildren Charities Entertainment Performing Arts Social Welfare Religious Activities Religious Buildings
Location
LocalMillbank Westminster
RegionalCity of London Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionFegans Children's Charity [?]
ParticipantsJ. C. Wiles (General Secretary)
Format16mm Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration00:28:42
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An amateur film with intertitles on the work of the staff in the London head office of Fegan's Children Homes in Millbank followed by scenes showing highlights of staged entertainment acts at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.

Description

Male and female staff are seen at work in the offices along with Mr J.C Wiles the General Secretary. The exterior of the building is seen. A Council meeting is being held in a room in which there is a portrait of the founder.

A theatrical show is put on by children in a large theatre (Methodist Central Hall, Westminster) followed by gymnastics, archery, drama and choir singing with many different acts and displays on the main stage. A prize-giving follows. Towards the end of the performances children enter the stage area holding large cards spelling the word "Calverton" before the film concludes with further awards and presentations to staff and children.

Stills

A black and white still image taken from TID 12275, showing the interior main hall stage area with organ of Central Methodist Hall, Westminster. A large group of boys and girls fill the stage in neat rows. A man sits playing the organ on the wooden plinth in the middle as a second man stands to his left. The boys and girls are dressed in their own organisation uniforms.