• Short Summary

    The daughter of the Prime Minister opens houses for 'the working classes'.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Lower Edmonton. Miss Ishbel MacDonald opens cottages - 'real homes' - for the working classes built under auspices of the Church Army."

    Lower Edmonton, Greater London.

    High angle shot of Ishbel MacDonald standing with small gathering of people (including several vicars) outside the door of a house. A Union Jack flag is hanging above the door. Ishbel is making a speech about opening these houses - 'Christian work'.

    Cut away to shots of young girls standing in doorway of house looking on.

    Closer shot of Ishbel and group.

    The flag is pulled away to reveal at shield shaped plaque above the door of the house.

    Miss MacDonald opens the door.

    Closer shot of Ishbel talking to woman in house (she is holding a child in her arms) - Ishbel asks questions about her previous housing conditions. The woman was living in one room with four children - as Ishbel says this new place must be 'like a palace'.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    NB Ishbel was the daughter of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    673.01
    Media URN:
    4934
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:08:00 / 01:01:10:00
    Canister:
    32/34

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