• Short Summary

    Swans have oil cleaned from their feathers at the PDSA Clinic in Ilford.

  • Description

    Ilford, Essex.

    Various shots show swans with oil-stained feathers being cleaned at the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals. They are washed in a soapy bath, rinsed in clean water then given a bran bath to dry out the feathers. A girl goes into the swan coup to pour some food in their trough.

    Note: cameraman's notes on file say the swans were covered in oil following an oil barge sinking at Vauxhall in December 1956. For search purposes: PDSA, P.D.S.A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    209.22
    Media URN:
    10990
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:07:00 / 01:52:42:00
    Canister:
    CP 110

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    There's more footage from this filming session in clip 2986.14.

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