Sister Mary Ward attends to bargees' families from her cottage by the canal.
Bargees' doctor at Stoke Bruerne village near Towcester, Northamptonshire.
L/S of lock gates and lock-keeper's cottage by canal. C/U sign on cottage: "first aid point". C/U Sister Mary Ward on doorstep of her surgery in the cottage. L/S of barges coming up canal. Various shots of Sister Mary Ward attending to the sick of the bargees' families. She attends to the boatmen, their wives and children will they are waiting for the lock to fill with water. She waves as they go on their way.