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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    The Cole quads' birthday, Cambridge Street, London.

    L/S of the Cole family (quads, their brother David and father) and Jane Powell, the quads' ex-nurse, walking away from block of flats, strapping the children into a pram. L/S of all four Cole quads in one pram, being wheeled by father. C/U of church notice outside Westminster Cathedral; pan to Cole quads arriving at church. M/S of Cole quads entering church. L/S of Tower of Westminster Cathedral, pan down to cars outside. L/S of quads leaving Cathedral, being placed into pram.

    L/S arriving at the Lake in St James' Park. C/Us of the quads. L/S quads passing sentry at Buckingham Palace. C/U of Mr Cole talking to quads. M/S as Mr Cole arrives home from church - met by Mrs Cole. C/U of Mrs Cole unstrapping Marie. M/S of Cole walking with family to flat. M/S of pictures on sideboard showing the quads as babies pan up to birthday cards with '3' on them.

    Mrs Cole puts greeting wire from Miles Quads in St. Neots on the wall. C/U of greeting telegram - too light to read anything on it. Several shots at the quads' tea party - children sitting in high chairs, eating food, blowing out candles on the cake.

    Various shots of quads and Mrs Cole preparing for party - children brushing each others hair and adjusting bows. M/S as Coles give children tricycles for birthday. Various shots of quads riding tricycles and Coles helping quads with bikes. More shots at the party as the eldest girl cuts the cake with the help of her mum. C/Us of other children at party.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:27:00 / 01:37:38:00
    UN 2553 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 2553 B
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    1950s Britain
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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