Claremont (1959)


A 16 mm colour, sound film on the care and welfare of spastic children at the Bristol Education Committee's school for cerebral palsied and spastic children, Claremont, was begun in the summer of 1959, directed by Philip Grosset and filmed by Ron Elson. At the London Amateur Film Festival the following year, it was awarded the Daily Mail Trophy as the Film of the Year, winning first place in the Documentary section with Marlborough House in second place.


It went on to gain award after award:



At Vancouver, the Russian judge wrote: "It evokes deep respect and gratitude to its authors". In 1964 a postcard was received by Newsletter which said: "Congratulations. Claremont seen on CBC TV in Canada. We lived in Bristol before we emigrated in 1957. John and Mary Getgood."

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