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    Manchester, Lancashire.

    LV. Audience watching two ladies giving cookery demonstration on stage. SV. Reflection in mirror so the audience can see - woman mixing food in basin. Pan to woman mixing. SCU. Man looking at sausages which are hung up. SCU. Stand reading - 'Margarine or Butter - Test Your Taste'. Pan down to lady trying to tell difference between two which are spread on biscuits. CU. Pan, lady picks up biscuit and tastes it. SV. Girl on fruit stand giving away ten pound of apples to elderly lady. Pan, lady walks away with the apples - a friend takes them from her. LV. Girl walks up to sandwich dispensing machine. CU. Fork is pushed into packed of sandwiches which are lifted up and dropped into a shoot - the girl picks them up. SCU. Rum barrel with word on outside 'The Queen - God Bless Her'. Soldier standing beside it. He lifts lid off and camera pans to note inside which reads 'Sorry No Rum Due to H.M. Customs and Excise'. SCU. Royal Navy stand showing one man's ration in the 16th century. Two-pound piece of salt beef is picked up and the sailor reaches over and picks up a biscuit. CU. Sailor ties to take a bite at the biscuit. It is too hard and man drops it. Biscuit falls to the ground and the sailor jumps on it. CU. Sailor jumps off biscuit and then onto it again, jumps off once more and the biscuit is still intact on the floor!

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Procession coming towards camera during two way trade week. London bus can be seen in distance. SV. Bus passing. Pan, five London policemen and a police woman marching in the procession. SV. Pan, 1820 settlers float, carrying two women and a man dressed in 17th century clothes. GV. South African airway float coming towards decorated with flowers, & SV. Pan.

    SV. Pan, Union Castle float with two ladies on gangway bridged between a model of the British Isles and Africa. GV. Back view of procession as it moves slowly along crowded street. SV. Pan, Tower of London float with Yeoman of the Guard and life guardsmen standing in sentry boxes. Miss South Africa stands in the middle waving to the crowd. SV. Crowd. SV. Pan, Morris Minor being carried on the back of a lorry. SV. British sports car being carried on the back of a lorry. LV. Welsh float being drown by two horses. SV. Pan, chamber of mines float with pretty girls on. SCU. Pan, float passing - hand holding revolving world is seen in the middle of the float. The wording on it 'Two Way Trade'.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:18:00 / 01:36:07:00
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    Trade & Industry
    rationing Paddy Hopkirk Manchester in the 50's
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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