• Short Summary

    Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, Santa at Pestalozzi Village and Christmas pud eating contest.

  • Description

    Titles read: "GOOD CHEER ALL ROUND".

    Various locations of events.

    Various shots of the huge Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, London, lit up. Norwegian girls in traditional dress hold hands and sing as they walk round the Christmas tree.

    At Gatwick Airport we see pilot Douglas Myres dressed as Father Christmas getting into a helicopter. Douglas takes off in the 'copter and flies off across the countryside. Children at the Pestalozzi Village (for refugee children) near Battle in East Sussex look skywards, waiting for the copter to arrive. The chopper comes in to land. Douglas gets out and waves. The children wave back. Santa Claus hands out presents to the children.

    At Harlow Youth Club in Essex we see various shots of teenagers taking part in a Christmas pudding eating contest. Teenagers wearing party hats sit at tables and are served with Christmas pud. Several shots of the children eating rapidly (or slowly, in some cases) and asking for second helpings. Speeded up footage of a boy gobbling away. A boy mops his brow. Another boy is seen with blown out stomach (looks like a cushion under the jumper). 14-year-old winner Alan Grout is lifted up by two other boys. Alan is holding a trophy cup and the others applaud. He is offered another spoonful of Christmas pudding but makes a face and turns his head away.

    Notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1743.11
    Media URN:
    54058
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:39:00 / 01:31:46:00
    Canister:
    62/103

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