• Short Summary

    Mr and Mrs John Smith continue to live in railway cottage after they have retired. Essex.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Railways aid old servants.

    Old couple have been allowed to carry on living in railway cottage, even though they no longer work for the industry. They are soon to move to a council flat. Essex.

    M/S John Smith's railway cottage. M/S Mr Smith saying goodbye to his wife at the door, he walks towards camera and picks up hammer. C/U of Edith in doorway waving goodbye. M/S as John walks through gate and out onto the railway lines where he starts work with other members of gang, he worked on the railways for 47 years until he retired 10 years ago. Various shots of Mr Smith working including good C/U.

    M/S of level crossing which Mrs Smith looked after for 28 years. M/S as she opens gate for van to cross. C/U as Mrs Smith closes gates and goes out of picture. Interior M/S of Mrs Smith pouring tea in her kitchen. M/S through window of train rushing past. M/S of the Smiths in their sitting room. Mrs Smith walks in with tray of tea, her husband takes cup off tray. C/U of Mr Smith drinking his tea. M/S of the couple drinking tea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:04:00 / 01:10:03:00

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