Norman Long tells a 'cockney story' and sings 'The Barrers in the Walworth Road'.
Norman Long sings 'The Barrows in the Walworth Road'.
Brief introduction to Norman Long's act is done by an unidentified man wearing roller-skates with a cushion tied to his bottom. He makes a joke about slow-motion, saying he told a girl a story and it was three hours before she smacked his face - "There's slow motion for you!"
London (probably Pathe Studio).
M/S of Norman Long, sitting at a piano. He introduces a song called 'The Barrers in the Walworth Road', but first tells us 'a little cockney story' to get us in the mood. The story involves a London man who was asked if he'd had a good time after a visit to the country - he said there was two pound ten to collect on the empties.
He then goes into his song, sung in a cockney accent (a bit Dick Van Dyke) about all the things you can buy from the barrows in the Walworth Road. (Visuals cut out about 4 seconds before the end of the number; track continues.)
The unidentified link man reappears, wearing a hat with pom-poms attached and a kind of mandolin. He does a bit of silly patter then walks off.
Note: a Pathe website user has advised us that the "inidentified man" is in fact Leonard Henry.