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Fellowship of St. Nicholas Homes for Children, Christ Church, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Life in a children's care home is the subject of this poignant film from the late 1940s - with high teas, scouting, birthday cakes and a trip to Camber Sands

Promotional 1940 11 mins Silent

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This thought provoking film shows various homes, all named after saints, where boys of varying ages are cared for by members of the St Nicholas Fellowship. We see various activities like meals, playing cricket, swimming, studying and celebrating birthdays. The highlight is a trip by rail to Camber Sands, where the boys play cricket and lark about while being supervised by their adult carers. After an Open Day, some 'old boys', now in the forces, return to a warm welcome.