• Short Summary

    Boys from the Dr Barnardos' Home at Clapham welcome Santa Claus and sing Christmas carols.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Clapham, London. Spreading a little happiness! Churls - indeed - are those whose hearts do not thrill to this happy picture of Xmastide at Dr. Barnardos Boys' Home."

    Clapham, London.

    (Over the title card we hear boys of the Home singing a Christmas carol.)

    A boys bagpipe and drum band in full Scottish kit march towards the camera - they are lead by a cook carrying a Christmas Pudding. As the band come round the corner a large group of boys from the Dr Barnardos home come rushing out - cheering.

    Behind the band is a small trolley on which stands Father Christmas / Santa Claus. The boys are all gathered around him - they are all wearing their Boy Scouts uniforms. Santa is handing out presents to the crowd of cheering boys.

    The boys form up next to Santa and sing 'Here we come a wassailing'. Some of the younger boys are wearing Cub Scout uniform.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.05
    Media URN:
    5265
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:39:00 / 01:07:07:00
    Canister:
    32/103

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