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    Children in soup kitchen in Birmingham.

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    Birmingham's first public kitchen.

    World war one; homefront. Children and women at first 'Public Kitchen' in Birmingham; England. Set up to encourage people not to cook meals at home; to conserve fuel. (Also looks like charity soup kitchen. Group of children of all ages standing outside brick building holding bowls; pan left on the line of people waiting for food. CU outside entrance in FG a few little girls and one young boy frown at camera in a serious puzzled way; while behind them people are turned toward the door; a policeman stands at entrance.

    CU A smiling young mother holds her baby and a bowl. Then a great CU of 4 kids - girl & 3 boys -standing and holding their bowls; now with food in them. They start out looking serious but then break into laughter and smiles -- really cute. Next CU sweet looking little girl with braids; holding 2 bowls with something in them. The wind blows a skinny ribboned braid from behind the girl's shoulder.

    Women walking toward camera; one of them wearing many layers of dark fabric- -either bag lady or a Victorian type do-gooder. As they approach; a small girl passes in FG. Streetcar pulls up; sign on top 'Halifax (?) National Kitchen'-- a travelling version ; 3 older men; well-dressed; standing in FG. Backs of people standing at the tramcar kitchen; a sign on its side lists food available with prices of a few pence-- soup; dumpling; etc. CU woman leaning out window handing down food. Front diag. shot of tram car.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:41:46:00 / 01:42:49:00
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