Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Traditional Candle Making in a Newsreel from 1949

Here’s an interesting little thing that Peter stumbled across, a newsreel made by British Pathé in 1949 which shows candles being made by hand: interesting because at 1:20, you can see them making a triple candle for the Easter vigil by wrapping three separate candles around a mould while they are still soft. (Oddly, the narration at that point is talking about something else.) This is followed by some large and very beautifully decorated Paschal candles.

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