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  • Short Summary

    Nice footage of girls at work harvesting and packing daffodils - location is Spalding.

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    Spalding in Lincolnshire.

    M/S of a group of women gathered around a man who is holding a large square basket. He hands out bundles of raffia to the girls. L/S of the girls in a field picking daffodils. Closer shot of two girls as they stand up and tie the bunches with raffia. They put the bunches under their arms. The girls break for a cup of tea and a rest. The girls sit on the ground in their wellington boots and a woman walks along filling their cups with tea. C/Us of the women drinking their tea and reading magazines.

    "In this area about 40,000,000 flowers are produced annually!" reads an intertitle. C/U of four girls holding big bunches of daffodils and laughing. Camera pans across to show more of the girls. L/S of them walking towards the camera with arms full of daffs. They put the bunches into the square basket. L/S of an open backed lorry. The big baskets are loaded onto the back. A foreman stands and watches the woman struggle with the basket. L/S of the lorry driving along country road. L/S of interior of warehouse where baskets of flowers are stacked. "And busy fingers finish off the golden harvest - " Shot of a row of women tying up the bunches. Another view of women working - this time outside. They are arranging the flowers into pretty bunches. A bunch is held up to the camera. Two women pack the bunches into a box, hesitatingly showing them to the camera.

    Was item in Eve's Film Review 415.

    Note: nicely shot film. Good clear images of young women at work. Flash-frame intertitles.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:15:00 / 01:04:52:00
    EP 094

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