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    Council flats 3 shillings a week. Scotland, Dumbartonshire.

    L/S Luxury flats. L/S Showing old building and luxury flats in background. C/U Puddle, man walking towards it and over it on his way to toilet which is in the open. L/S Man as he walks over muddy ground, pan with him. C/U Toilet door, man comes into picture, opens toilet door and goes inside, int. old toilet just visible. L/S Looking through window of interior of luxury flats showing old buildings, pan to int. kitchen showing woman at sink. C/U Woman at work in sink takes bowl from sink and places it on draining board, she picks up kettle, fills it and plugs it in, she switches on electric kettle.

    C/U Woman's hand on switch, pan down to show modern electric stove. C/U Woman coming upstairs. L/S Interior of bathroom, showing lavatory and wash hand basin. C/U Bath and hot water running into bath. C/U Woman with budgie in cage, she places her hand in cage and bird hops on it momentarily. L/S Woman enters drawing room carrying bird cage, she walks to the corner, places bird on small table in the room (The woman's voice is briefly heard as she says "It's very nice here don't you go flying off to that Monte Carlo now.). C/U Wall thermostat for room heating. L/S Showing interior of room, pan to show armchair beside fire and woman sitting in it reading paper.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:21:00 / 01:05:35:00
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  • Appears in...

    If the walls could talk if walls Council Flat (Optimism) social housing Britain at mid-century 01_ Early Years Housing Britain Housing Britain Consumerism - 1950s Home Interiors Interiors
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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