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    Chessington, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey & London.

    Close up shot of a man chopping wood, he picks up wood and walks away. Man is getting wood for the cold winter days. Close up shot of a woman opening window, looking out and closing window quickly. Man building fire. Close up shot of man building fire. Close up shot of a hand switching light on. Close up shot of hand turning on wireless. Close up shot of lamps lighting. Close up sot of vacuum cleaner at work. Close up shot of hand ironing. Close up shot of a man walking into kitchen - he is tying his tie as woman tests kettle. Close up shot of man trying light switch. Close up shot of light - does not work. Close up shot of man with hand on switch. He looks at wife with kettle in hand and walks out. Close up shot of woman as she puts down kettle and looks at rashers in frying pan. Close up shot of clock showing 8 minutes past eight.

    Battersea Power Station - Close up shot of meter registering megawatts. Long shot of power station from across river. Long shot of the interior of power station with man inspecting maze of dials. High angle long shot of the interior of power station - giant turbines seen. Close up shot of dynamo. Angle shot, man at switchboard adjusting dials. Close up shot of the man at switchboard adjusting dials. Long shot of man on telephone as he puts down receiver and addresses engineer. Close up shot of engineer operating switches to signal decrease of load. Close up shot of hand operating switches, sign illuminated 'Shed 5 per cent load.' Close up shot of hand pulling switch. Operator pulling back double bank of switches. Close up shot of frequency meter dropping. Woman cooking rashers over open air fire. Close up shot of woman attending to frying pan. Close up shot of man shaving. Woman looks up into camera.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    47235
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1444.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:35:00 / 01:28:13:00
    Canister:
    48/102
    Sort Number:
    48/102
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