• Short Summary

    Christmas comes but once a year - and when it comes to England it brings with it that curious English disease Turkey Fever.

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    Christmas comes but once a year - and when it comes to England it brings with it that curious English disease Turkey Fever.

    As the festive season draws near the anxiety of Mrs. Briton grows more intense. Will there be enough to go around? Will this year's prices be higher than last? How big a bird should I order? All these items of vital Christmas news are reported daily by the national press, often front page. Journalists are assigned to visit Turkey farms so that the housewife is able to keep abreast of news from the Turkey front.

    Visnews assigned a cameraman to one of Britain's pioneer Turkey farms at Buckinghamshire, where Turkeys are raised from day old birds, fattened, killed, processed, vacuum wrapped, quick frozen and packed in insulated cartons ready for the oven at Christmas.

    These 'ready for the oven' birds are plentiful this year at the super markets and self service stores.

    Hoppers Farm, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, is the largest Turkey farm in Britain. It is also claimed to be the most modern in Europe.

    Despite the gourmet's protestations that quick freezing destroy as the unique flavour, it is impossible to tell, once the bird has been cooked, whether it was quick frozen or not. Experts say that processed in the modern way, as opposed to hanging the dead birds up and plucking by hand, the bird is rendered free from dirt and drying up.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AMZ1REO5UV5NJC5M1168Z5BI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AMZ1REO5UV5NJC5M1168Z5BI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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