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About this work


In 1935 The Pioneer Health Centre, better known as the Peckham Experiment, opened in South East London. Run as a family club, it was an experiment by Dr George Scott Williamson and Dr Innes Pearse to discover and promote the growth of positive health. Almost 60 years later it still provides an important model for a healthy society, where the quality of health and vitality is important. Former members reminisce about their happy memories of using the Centre. It uses extensive archival photographs and moving image material to explore what made the centre so different and so relevant.


United Kingdom : PHC Ltd, 1993.

Physical description

1 VHS (35 min.) : sound, mixed colour and black and white, PAL
1 DVD (35 min.) : sound, mixed colour and black and white, PAL

Copyright note

PHC Ltd, 1993


VHS previously held in the paper archives of the Pioneer Health Centre reference SA/PHC/H.2/4/1
See also https://wellcomelibrary.org/item/b1676352x The Centre, 1948 where much of the archive footage of the Centre originates. Amateur footage of the organic farm and nursery is also in the Moving Image and Sound collection.

Creator/production credits

Produced and directed by Jini Rawlings.



Where to find it

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