• Short Summary

    House boat dwellers in Chiswick are featured.

  • Description

    Various scenic shots of river scenes - horses grazing on the riverbank, a swan swimming on the surface, a riverside church, etc. Panning shot of large number of houseboats. C/U of a sign reading "Amazon" then pan down to show a bottle of milk at the bottom of some wooden steps. We are about to meet a "colony of barge-dwellers in Chiswick".

    A young boy rides a bike into shot, gets up and runs up a gangplank to deliver a newspaper. A city gent leaves his boat with briefcase in hand and climbs into his car. He drives off. Another city gent walks down a rickety bridge as he waves goodbye to his wife. A young boy rows a small boat to take his father to shore. Two young girls run off to school down a little bridge from a boat. Housewives (or boatwives) do their chores - swabbing the decks and scrubbing the mats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1289.22
    Media URN:
    42920
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:34:00 / 01:56:41:00
    Canister:
    NP 154

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