Cotswold Bruderhof Scrapbook.

Beam in the Weaving Hall of the Cotswold Community

This is a photograph of a large beam in the Weaving Hall of the Cotswold Community. It describes the story of the Bruderhof and its origins. It was carved some time during the years of the Cotswold Bruderhof, 1936-42, and read as follows: A.D. 1936: here the brothers known as the Hutterians founded community life […]

The new buildings created by the Bruderhof, c.1940

These photos were taken around about 1940 and show the enormous amount of work done to the original derelict farm buildings in just a few years – and the new buildings they created in the same time period. Their philosophy was to build for 100 years but be prepared to move tomorrow. It was just […]

Farm buildings at Ashton Farm, 1936

These photos were taken of the farm buildings, at Ashton Farm as it was known then, in 1936 when the first members of the Cotswold Bruderhof arrived. The derelict condition of the buildings is plain to see.

The Cotswold Bruderhof

The farm at the Cotswold Community was the home for the Cotswold Bruderhof from 1936 – 1942. The following is a brief description of the “bruderhof movement” written by a member of their organisation. “Bruderhof” means “a place where brothers live”. Since 1528 the brothers and sisters called Hutterian have lived in Bruderhofs in Europe […]