• Short Summary

    The nation is getting ready for Christmas.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRITAIN'S CHRISTMAS STOCKING".


    Woolwich Barracks.
    Long shot of the cooks lined up for hand inspection. Officer inspecting hand. Close up shot of hands being inspected. Close up shot of sergeant's stripes, sergeant turns. Cooks' feet. They turn right, pan up to heads as they march off screen. Close up shot of a clock showing 10 00 o'clock. Sergeant pointing out various ingredients for Christmas Pudding written on blackboard. Close up shot of a hand pointing to 'bottle of whisky' written on blackboard. Long shot of cooks lining table as sergeant walks across to them. Close up shot of sergeant putting in sugar. Close up shot of cooks stirring, pan down to bowl filled with mixture. Cooks stirring mixture as officers arrive on scene. First officer tastes mixture. Close up shot of second officer tasting mixture - he smiles. Close up shot of one of the cooks. Close up shot of hands tying Christmas Pudding. He ties and cover comes away in his hand.

    Pool of London.
    General view of London docks. Long shot of barrels of wines and spirits. Close up shot of barrel labelled 'Dominican White Port.' Close up shot of barrel labelled 'Jerez - Produce of Spain.' Close up shot of barrel labelled 'Dry Fly Sherry', pan up to line of barrels. Crates being hoisted in hold of ship. Close up shot of winch man. Crates on ground. Close up shot of crates being pushed onto hand trolley. Hand trolley backing away. Hand trolley taking stuff to lorries. Crates being loaded onto tailboard of lorry, pan to man standing in lorry.

    Covent Garden.
    High angle long shot of Covent Garden market. Close up, tracking shot from walnuts to tomatoes. Close up shot of grapes in barrels. Close up shot of boxes of dates.

    Close up shot of a chicken in cage. General view of the National Poultry Show at Olympia - lined up cages with people looking. People looking at cages. Close up shot of the two turkeys in cages. Close up shot of turkey. People pointing out at exhibit. Exhibit - unusual breed cockerel. Close up shot of bantam. Silkies. Close up shot of a hen silkie. Travel shot showing exhibits in cages. Close up shot of a cockerel, pan to model duck. Close up shot of model duck. Travel shot, exhibits in cages. Close up shot of cockerel. Hen and eggs - four normal size eggs and one giant.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:56:00 / 01:15:43:00

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