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    Christmas toys preview at Strand Palace, and giant Christmas pudding at Cadby Hall. London.

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    Item title reads - How Many Shopping Days?

    A preview of Christmas toys at Strand Palace, and giant Christmas pudding for charity at Cadby Hall. London.

    L/S children watching model railway at work. C/U small boy. M/S pan with train going round, smoke comes out of stack. M/S models of cars on revolving stand. C/U model crane on lorry rising to lamp and down again. C/U small girl holding golliwog which talks, M/S as she pulls the string.

    Various shots Kwame and William Fitzjohn, sons of the High Commissioner for Sierra Leone, operating model motor racing game. M/S boy and girl sitting in cheetah cub car. C/U pan as the boy gets out of the car and goes round to the back to look at the engine. C/U of the engine. M/S as he gets back in. M/S little boy boxing rubber head of Freddie Mills on stand.

    M/S Bud Flanagan and Dick Bentley stirring giant Christmas pudding at Cadby Hall C/U Flanagan with face covered in flour. C/U Bentley in same state, pan to giant Christmas pudding which is gift from Australia for distribution in London. M/S cooks watching. M/S Bentley tasting pudding from end of long spoon. C/U cook smiling. L/S Bentley and Flanagan mixing their own pudding with a boomerang. Various shots as they throw flour over each other. M/S Pathe cameraman, he gets a lot of flour in his face.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:05:00 / 01:52:52:00

Comments (1)

  1. MadameGuvnor says

    I was 4 years old then!

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