The Leicester Guild of Cripples


Outings in Leicestershire organised by the Leicester Guild of Cripples.





Film type:

Black & White / Silent


Home Movie

Master format:



Film has inter-titles. Cars collect people on Colton Street in Leicester after which we see various scenes of people with disabilities attending a 'motor picnic' at Gumley organised by the Leicester Guild of Cripples. On the way to Gumley the party stops at the organisation's holiday home at Cropston. Whilst on the outing at Gumley a cricket match is played and a band is seen playing. Inside a marquee guests watch a Punch and Judy show and eat a meal seated at long tables. A caption introduces the event's host Mr J. J. Shardlow. We then see a garden party at the home of Mr and Mrs Smith at Knighton Grange (for the people unable to go to Gumley) which includes guests taking tea and people with disabilities being wheeled in a variety of carriages including spinal carriages and bath chairs. Finally we see a visit by Sir Frank Benson to the Cropston holiday home.


No credits specified


According to the charity's own website the organisation was founded in 1898. It was later renamed the Leicester Guild of the Physically Handicapped and in 2000 became MOSAIC. The holiday home at Cropston operated between 1925 and 1991. Sir Frank Benson (1858-1938) was an actor and theatre manager who ran a touring Shakespearian company.