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 as well, as they had to leave the UK in 1942 and moved to Paraguay where their pacifist beliefs were respected.