• Short Summary

    Government increases old age pensions for 4 shillings - not enough according to pensioners.

  • Description

    Peckham, London.

    LV old lady, Mrs Corbett, walking towards, & SV. GV interior, old people assembled in club room. SCU group of old people reading and discussing increased pensions. CU old man. SCU two women reading headlines. CU headlines 4 shillings pension rise. CU woman looking at same. SV woman seated by window counting her few shillings. CU few shilling on table. CU woman. GV Rye Lane shopping street in Peckham. Angle shot, post office. SV two pensioners entering post office. SCU man leaving post office counting pension, & angle shot. SV woman looking in grocers shop window. LV block of flats. SV interior, man and woman budgeting. CU money on tray. CU man. CU woman nodding. CU rent book opened to reveal weekly payments of $1.1.6d. SV woman seated at table containing necessities of life, & SCU. CU five pints of milk and five small loaves. CU one pound of sugar and half pound of tea. CU pension book opened and hand drops 4 shillings onto book. CU pint of milk, small loaf 1/4 pound of tea pound of sugar and three eggs. SV pan, old people reading in club. CU old lady shaking head. SCU old ladies discussing problem over tea. CU another woman shaking head. SV old lady laying in bed, & CU. LV two old men sitting on bench on green. SCU they are reading papers, & CU. CU flowers in garden, pan up to old lady walking away from camera towards her house.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "B")

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:58:00 / 01:06:32:00

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