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    Enfield Middlesex.

    MS. Woman, Mrs Hilda Smith, gathering in her washing off the line, & CS. MS. She places the washing in a bowl and carries it into the house. MS. Woman walking round side of house and through a gate - Mrs Smith's neighbour Mrs Joan Donovan. MLS. She walks towards a basket of building tools and kneels down beside them. CS. The handles of the tools. MS. Mrs Smith walks into picture and they both carry the tools into the house. MS. The women coming out of front of the house and putting down the tools. Women are building wall outside Hilda's house. MS. Woman in foreground opens bag of cement and starts to shovel some out she digs her shovel into a pile of sand and adds it to the cement. MS. Other woman places her kneeling pad down on the ground, picks up a brick and starts to lay the cement. MS. First woman picks up kettle and pours water into her pile of cement and sand. CS. Finishes pouring and starts mixing the cement. MS. Other woman clipping rough edges off brick. MLS. First woman carrying shovel load of cement over to the wall. MS. Dropping the cement near the wall whilst the other woman continues building. MS. First woman wetting the bricks in a bucket of water. CU. Other woman using a spirit level and tapping the bricks into line. She starts to lay another brick. MS. Both women at work, one in foreground chipping bricks. Oldest woman comes out of house with two cups of tea for the workers. Pan with the cups as she carries them and hands them to the couple, camera tilts up to show them receiving their tea.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:59:00 / 01:29:08:00
    NP 532
    Sort Number:
    NP 532
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    BROADCAST post war reconstruction - housing Untitled Workspace 1954 1954 shortlist Middlesex
  • Stills

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

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