• Short Summary

    Women of Newlyn send petition to Queen asking her to stop their cottages being demolished.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Petition to HM the Queen".

    Newlyn, Cornwall.

    Various shots of quaint but ramshackle fishing village. We see people going about their daily business on steep, narrow streets between picturesque old cottages. There are some signs of poverty - broken roofs covered with tarpaulin etc. The authorities have decided to pull down the old cottages as part of a slum clearance scheme. In response the women of Newlyn have sent a petition to Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) asking her to save their picturesque village from demolition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    939.38
    Media URN:
    14001
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:12:00 / 01:28:01:00
    Canister:
    37/82

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