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    Dr C. Addison cuts the first sod of a new housing estate in Woolwich, Greater London. Full title reads: "Labour Council's Housing Scheme - Dr Addison cuts first sod of new Housing estate."

    M/S of dignitaries gathering around as Dr Addison is handed a spade. Addison is wearing very smart dress, including tie and top hat. He puts the spade into the ground and digs up the first sod. He pauses for a while holding the lump of soil on the spade and smiles, (presumably for the press) he then drops it to the ground.

    Good C/U of Dr Addison with his hat off, he looks at the camera and smiles and chats to a colleague to his right. We see another M/S of Addison digging up another sod, this time from behind. As he moves a round to dig some more photographers dash onto the screen and begin to frantically take photos of him.

    M/S of Addison walking and talking to other officials in the field of the new housing estate. We see other various M/S's of Addison digging and talking.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:53:00 / 01:53:07:00
    G 640
    Sort Number:
    G 0640
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    Councils social housing homes for heroes London Council Estates HOUSING - COUNCIL
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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