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    Chiswick, London.

    L/S of several houseboats on the Thames. L/S of one of the houseboats - cute. L/S of a man on the shore, gardening - lots of boats moored behind him. M/S of a woman walking on the deck of one of the houseboats to hang washing. C/U shot of the woman's hands as she hangs a tea towel. L/S of one of the boats with a pram on the deck. A woman walks out with a baby in her arms. She puts the baby in the pram. High angle C/U shot of the baby in the pram - beautiful! M/S of the woman pushing the pram on shore. She is Mrs Anne Griffiths with her son Stephen.

    M/S of the three girls walking towards the houseboats. They are here to join a friend. Ms Judy Harvey, dancer from London's Latin Quarter who owns a nice, 84 feet barge yacht, has invited her dancer friends to help her redecorate the boat. M/S of the two girls on the boat (one is Ms Harvey) waving to the girls on shore. M/S of the girls' legs as they pass a man adjusting gangplank - he stops to gaze. M/S of the three girls arriving on the yacht where Ms Harvey welcomes them with three paintbrushes.

    M/S of a girl (Fay Lau) painting rear hatch. L/S of the three girls exercising - high kicking, squatting, etc. "We don't know if this sort of limbering up has anything to do with painting, but at least it makes it more interesting to watch..." - says voiceover. M/S of a girl (Doretta Moore) starting to paint. C/U shot of Ms Moore's face as she paints, while another girl (Mimi Pearce) exercises behind her. C/U shot of the paintbrush as Ms Moore paints.

    M/S of a girl (Janet Reynolds), moving something (a heavy object) out of the way and starting to sweep the deck. M/S of Ms Harvey climbing the ropes. Cut to M/S of Ms Reynolds watering the deck. M/S of the inside of the boat where Ms Lau starts watering the plants on the window sill. C/U shot of Mr Lau's face as she waters the plants. Cut to a deck for more gazing - Ms Pearce lies down on her back and starts doing bicycle exercise. High angle M/S of Ms Pierce exercising with a smile.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:35:30:00 / 01:38:16:00
    CP 180
    Sort Number:
    CP 180
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Temporary Workspaces: 21.8.2011 20:46 1950's House
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