• Short Summary

    A new housing estate with a swimming pool and tennis courts is opened in Lambeth.

  • Description

    Full title reads "LUXURY FOR THE "LITTLE MAN"! - The Mayor of Lambeth opens Sir George Broadbridge's "bang-up-to-date" housing scheme."

    Lambeth, London.

    A gate opens and several people go through lead by a man and woman, most probably Mayor of Lambeth and his wife - very dark almost unclear.

    A man wearing a top hat starts to speak - natural sound: "These flats" - as he talks camera pans along new council estate with a swimming pool in the middle and blocks of flats around it. Man continues: "which... Mayor of Lambeth has just declared open... inclusive rent of 30 shillings per week... they get a swimming pool tennis courts... a bathroom,... central heating... hot water." As he speaks a succession of shots of the estate is seen on the screen. Close up shot of Mayor's face - he congratulates on the achievement."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    777.06
    Media URN:
    8547
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:03:00 / 01:07:12:00
    Canister:
    34/10

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "A man wearing a top hat starts to speak" - the man is Sir George Broadbridge.

    At 01:06 we see Sir George and Lady Broadbridge pictured together.

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