• Short Summary

    Sir Harry Twyford, Lord Mayor, encourages Londoners to post Xmas mail early.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Post early! The Lord Mayor of London sets a good example".

    London.

    Lord Mayor Sir Harry Twyford encourages Londoners to send their Christmas mail early.

    M/S of Sir Harry sitting behind a desk in a grand looking office. Two postmen stand behind him. Sir Harry is writing his Christmas cards, when finished he places them in a sack held by one of the posties. The postman and the mayor have a conversation about the benefits of posting early to avoid the big rush and to avoid disappointment on Christmas day.

    M/S of postmen loading heaving sacks onto Royal Mail van. C/U of sign on van reading "post early this Christmas".

    Note: conversation is very stage and sounds a bit stilted. Good example of newsreels being used for public information. AH 2001.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    947.13
    Media URN:
    15847
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:55:00 / 01:12:55:00
    Canister:
    37/100

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