St. Pancras House Improvment Society presents 'From Bethlehem to Somers Town' - The need for?
SLATE INFORMATION: From Bethlehem to Somers Town
ENGLAND: London: St Pancras: Somers Town:
Church procession along at Somers Town:
SLATE: 'Bethlehem - the perfect home'
Children acting out play about the birth of Jesus: mother, father and baby depicting life in slum home: smoking chimneys of slum houses:
SLATE: To lower the standard of home life is to start the downfall of a nation.
Top Shot people and children about in street: slum homes:
SLATE: For eight years we have been building homes in Somers Town
Various shots of building of housing block underway:
Various shots of large city buildings interspersed with slogan 'Big Business comes to Somers Town'
TRACKING shots through streets of London: more shots of London buildings and work underway on housing block in Somers Town:
SLATE: This may spread
Cranes seen beyond slum houses:
SLATE: Somers Town must be preserved as a place of homes.
New housing block: statue of Mary and Jesus:
SLATE: The Opportunity
Close shot of letter offering to buy the properties
SLATE: 38,000 pounds
More shots of cranes, top shot of roofs of houses, typist typing at typewriter
SLATE: The only possible decision
Close Shot of letter informing of purchase of properties
SLATE: This involved purchase price 38,000 pounds / deposit paid / balance needed 22,000 pounds - and for what?
Various shots of Somers Town area intersperced with SLATE information
TRACKING SHOTS through Somers Town area
SLATE: Already we have done much
Shots of new housing block:
SLATE: We have built 217 flats
New housing block of flats and balconies
SLATE: And a nursery school for 40 children
Various shots of children in nursery school and in garden outside: children sleeping in camp beds:
SLATE: But we must do more
Close shot of letter purchasing more land
SLATE: A word of encouragement
Graphicised sequence of Jesus on the cross with slogan beneath and local people at base of cross:
People about in street with Jesus on the cross montaged over
High Angle shot of new housing block: church procession along:
Background: St. Pancras House Improvment Society presents 'From Bethlehem to Somers Town' - The need for more houses expounded by drama and other, more documentary devices: