Title ID 198Collection ID378
Title[Christian Convention, Open Day]
Date[ca. 1970s]
CollectionLewis Family
KeywordsExhibitions Religious Activities Social Problems Men Music
LocalHorley [?]
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionLife For Work Trust [?]
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration15 min. 35 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Amateur colour footage of a meeting of the Life For Work Trust at Crutchfield Manor where young adult men give testimonies about finding Christianity, and where the guests and members are entertained with live music.


The meeting of the Life For Work Trust begins in a marquee where young men talk into microphones about their troubled backgrounds (including addictions to drugs and spells in prison) and about finding Christianity. Their speeches are followed by guitarists singing Christian songs. The guests and members relocated outside where they partake in a rendition of "If I had a Hammer".

The film ends with a sequence in which one of the leaders of the Life For Work Trust talks to the camera about the Trust's work, and interview two of the converted members.


A still from '[Christian Convention, Open Day]' (1970s) - a man playing a guitar