• Short Summary

    Britain provides enough sugar from sugar beet to meet her needs.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BEET CROP SUGAR HOPES".

    Felstead, Essex.

    Close up shot of a sign above factory 'British Sugar Corporation', pan down to two lorries full of sugar beet entering gate. General view of factory, pan to piles of beets. Back view of men raking down beet pile. Beet pile, lorry being unloaded. Beet pile being raked into container. General view, field of beet. Machine gathering beets and dropping them into wagon alongside. Beet harvester at work. Close up shot of the working end of a machine digging beet. Towards, beet harvester at work. Close up shot of beet being carried up on conveyor belt and tipped off. Close up shot of wheel putting beet onto washing machine, pan down. Top shot of washing machine. Pan down machine. Close up shot of beets being thrown out of washing machine, pan down chute with beets which fall onto conveyor belt. General view of boiler with men looking in portholes. Close up shot of porthole of boiler. Laboratory assistants weighing beet for their sugar content. Close up shot of laboratory assistants weighing beet. Close up shot of laboratory assistant weighing beet. Close up shot of beet surrounded by 14 teaspoonful of sugar. Molasses flowing from boiler. Close up shot of molasses streaming from boiler, pan down to end. Man opening cocks allowing molasses to flow into tank. Close up shot of molasses running into tank, pan down to tank with spindle revolving in centre. Close up shot of scoop of sugar being raised out of tank. Close up shot of sugar running through drying machine which is like revolving combs, pan across to sugar running down. Close up shot of sugar running out of chute, pan down to sugar filled screen. Stacks of sugar in warehouse. Man climbing up pile. Close up shot of lorry loaded with sacks of sugar moving towards camera. Lorry leaving factory.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:14:00 / 01:46:09:00

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