• Short Summary

    Barnardo's children decorate Christmas tree and sing a song.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Christmas is coming".

    Dr. Barnardo's Home. Location of the home unknown.

    Exterior. M/S of gang of kids pulling a Christmas tree along by a rope. Interior. Various shots of children decorating Xmas tree with baubles and tinsel. M/S of children sitting on floor singing ("Peter works with one hammer").

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    943.19
    Media URN:
    16056
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:59:00 / 01:17:59:00
    Canister:
    37/94

Comments (1)

  1. robin treacher says

    Dear Amelia.

    I have just had a look at the brief clip Christmas is Coming that refers to a Dr Barnardo home, Location Unknown.

    I can tell you that this is The Village Homes at Barkingside Ilford Essex. This is the Headquaters of Barnardos now, and has been since 1969.

    I myself was there in the 50s- 60s and recognise the opening clip of what was known as the clock tower, although the real name is Cains House if I remember rightly

    I am sure Barnardos could verify this information for your records , as they have a photographic department.

    Although the old home has now almost gone. the clock tower is still there with the church and obviously the new Headquaters that was opened by the Queen, about three weeks.
    Robin

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