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  • Short Summary

    Footage of unemployed camp in Cleveland.

  • Description

    Cleveland's unemployed camp.

    Unemployed Camp in Cleveland (county; Northern England). Jobless men & teenage boys stay at camp in country; learn skills; etc. Set up by religious group? Men walking past barracks-style buildings toward camera; some waving hats; etc. CU sign: Holiday Fellowship Young People's Camp etc. The men standing up at long table w/ row of basins; washing hands & faces. CU boy kneels on ground w/ his head in a basin as an older guy washes the boy's hair; scrubbing energetically. He pulls the dripping kid up; then pushes him back in; then pulls him out and starts drying all this looks more like a hazing ritual than a shampoo.

    Inspection in barracks by 2 old gentlemen. Calesthenics exercises in field. Boys have hay fight; flinging handfuls of hay. Men planting flowers. Some entertainment- -old cheerful guy doing jig in middle of circle of the campers outside building. CU a few of the guys playing harmonica as accompaniment; one is also waving arm like conductor. CU white-haired old man singing. CU the jig man; w/misshapen hat; and a pipe; laughing. Next a man speaks to the group; everyone looks very serious. Mealtime: Men stand at long table during prayer; then sit & eat; man at end holding bowl w/ ladle. Very institutional. CU guy reading. MS middle-aged woman bandages man's hand. MS 1 man cuts other's hair w/ razor; learning to be barber ? Recreation: Two men play table tennis other boys watch. Social services; charity; education.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:04:46:00
    ON 358 A

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