• Short Summary

    A story about the Spanish, Tudor and Old English gardens which grow on the roof of Derry and Toms.

  • Description

    Kensington, London.

    L/S of a garden with a fountain, there is a Spanish style red and white building in the background. A woman walks along the path down the middle and there are people sat on benches along it.

    M/S of two women walking down the path to a vine covered archway leading to a cloister. Low angle shot of the white building, the narrator says this is an example of a Spanish garden. C/U of big pink and white flowers, C/U of large white flowers.

    L/S of Derry and Toms department store in Kensington, L/S of London from the rooftop. L/S of view over rooftops, the camera pans across over the roofs of houses. The garden is actually on the roof of Derry and Toms and covers one and a quarter acres.

    M/S of red and white flowers in foreground with the fountain behind them and people walking along in the background. M/S of a bush with pink flowers, two ladies walk into the shot and chat about it. C/U of the two ladies examining the leaves and chatting. The narrator tells us there is one Spanish garden, one old English garden and one Tudor garden on the roof. C/U of gloved hand examining the pink blossoms.

    L/S of head gardener Mr Jack Tarvin stood in front of a table in the Tudor garden planting Belvedere Geraniums. M/S of him planting, C/U of the Geranium. M/S of a lady sitting by a stream with her hand in the water. M/S of ducks on the water. L/S of the lady standing up and looking at the stream before walking off.

    L/S of the stream with waterfall in the background and lots of green plants at the side.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:47:00 / 01:18:10:00
    CP 185

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