• Description

    Housewives for a day, Slough, Berkshire - was Buckinghamshire.

    M/S Mr. Smith kisses wife 'goodbye' opens door for her and she walks out. M/S Wife comes out of door, walks through gate and waves. Husband and children left in doorway. C/U Milk bottles on step. M/S Husband hands one to small son collects rest and shuts door. M/S Little girl walks out of door with tray of breakfast crockery. M/S Husband washing up. M/S Daughters getting ready for school, father puts head round door and hurries them. C/U Father puts coats on hangars and into wardrobe and starts to make bed.

    M/S Father making bed. C/U Under bed, father sweeps floor, picks up two hair clips, gets up and walks out of picture. C/U Hand putting clips on dressing table. M/S Daughters dashing out of bedroom. C/U Father at front-door, hurries children. He opens door, they run out, and he closes door. M/S Small boy taking coal from scuttle. C/U Father putting paper in fireplace. C/U Small boy with black face and armful of coal, walking towards father. C/U Father looks up, surprised and takes coal from boy. M/S He picks up boy and walks towards camera.

    MS Takes boy into kitchen and sits him beside sink. C/U Boy having face washed. C/U Father. C/U Putting clean shirt on son M/S Putting clean shirt on son, he lifts boy down to floor and boy walks out of picture. Little girl walks in and hands hair ribbon to father who starts to tie up her hair again. C/U Girl having bow tied in hair. M/S Another daughter tying bow in her hair, she walks out of picture. M/S Father puts pudding in oven and shuts door. C/U Father regulates cooker and looks at watch.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:57:00 / 01:26:21:00
    NP 329
    Sort Number:
    NP 329
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture
    I like these fatherhood Temporary Workspaces: 31.10.2010 09:13 housewives VWETS (1) SUBURBAN /FAMILY SCENES British suburbia Britain at mid-century CookEatFoodBreakfastLunchDinner How to be a good parent, 1940s-60s Women's Sphere Sexism Family Cooking Wristwatches Ep4 Gender Role Woman\'s World 1950s Gender Roles
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