• Short Summary

    Electricity reaches the country, power being laid on farms.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WAY TO PLENTY".


    Angle shot of electric grid system. Angle shot of electric grid, pan down showing electric wires running across the countryside. Long shot of derelict farm. Pan, cows walking past into yard. Back view of cows into milking shed. Close up shot of a man milking cow by hand. Close up shot of milk pouring into pail. Cow looking round to camera. Chaffing machine being worked by hand. Calves prancing about in farmyard. Countryside and village. Village street. Oil shop in village. Close up shot of oil cans on step. Shopkeeper filling up oil can. Young girl walks out of shop carrying oil can. Old woman filling up old-fashioned oil lamp. Close up shot of the old woman. Close up, filling up oil can.

    Map of England marking the electrified zones. Close up shot of the feet climbing pole. Angle shot of men climbing pole with electric wires. Men fixing rope round transformer on lorry ready to be hauled up to pole. Close up shot of fixing pulley alongside transformer. Transformer swinging slightly on lorry. Panning shot of group of workmen running and hauling with rope. Farm building. Pan along electric running to side of farm building. Close up panning shot of main switch boxes on wall. Power station. Sequence of shots switching on electric light and motor. Farmer in workshop working electric saw. Close up shot of a man. Close up shot of hands of farmer with soldering iron (electric). Farmer at electric grinding machine. Man painting with electric paint sprayer. Long shot of the cows lined up in milking shed. Panning shot of a cow being milked by electricity. Man digging hole in ground for pole. Men walking across field carrying poles. Men lifting pole into hole. Men manoeuvring pole into upright position. Foreman giving sign. Workmen adjusting pole in ground. Workman in foreground giving signal. Close up shot of men putting earth into hole. Workmen across fields carrying poles.

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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:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:06:26:00

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