• Short Summary

    Lady Patricia Ramsay opens new flats - for the working classes - in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Somers Town. 'Let the good work go on'! Lady Patricia Ramsay opens another block of 35 flats of working classes - 160 have been built in last 6 years - on what was once one of London's worst slums."

    Somers Town, London.

    Lady Patricia Ramsay stands next to a priest, Father Scott, and makes a speech. She says what a pleasure it is to open these excellent flats - the flats are the 'St. Francis Flats.'

    Cut aways to show the housing development. Crowds of people line the balcony type walkways along the front of the flats. The scene is decorated with bunting.

    Man and woman lean out of fairly dilapidated window. A baby is held up by its mother at a window to watch the spectacle. Pan across crowds across the road from the flats. Two women look out of window. C/U two elderly ladies in the crowd. One of them appears to have not put in her false teeth.

    Cut back to Lady Patricia. Cut away to crowded balconies. Mother and daughter look out of window. Cut back to Lady Patricia as she declares the flats open and expresses her hope that they will do a lot of good work.

    A group of priests wave censers / thuribles to wave incense to bless the new building.

    Lady Patricia, Father Scott and a group of younger residents of the flats. The children look up at her.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    Lady Patricia Ramsay is the daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    685.07
    Media URN:
    5177
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:50:00 / 01:09:16:00
    Canister:
    32/83

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