• Short Summary

    St. Pancras House Improvment Society presents 'From Bethlehem to Somers Town' - The need for?

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    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

    Letter opened:

    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:

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    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
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