• Short Summary

    Teenagers clean local church, in return vicar gives them room for a rock and roll club.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Teddy Boys Help Church".

    Sneinton, Nottinghamshire.

    Various shots group of teenage boys walking towards St. Stephen's church, they stub out their cigarettes before entering the church. Interior of church. Various shots of Reverend John Tyson taking service, there is large congregation.

    Reverend Tyson in his shirtsleeves carrying two buckets and a broom, he stops to talk to a group of teddy boys standing on the corner. C/U teddy boys chatting with vicar. The boys volunteer to clean the church. The vicar passes them a bucket and broom and they follow him into the church. Angle shot sign: "Paris Church of St. Stephen". Various shots of the boys cleaning: sweeping the altar and polishing the woodwork inside the church.

    In return for this voluntary work, the vicar gives the kids a room in the vicarage to use as a "rock and roll club" (they can only come if they go to evening service!) Interior. Various shots of boys and girls of the Sunday Club painting murals on the wall of the jive room. Various shots boys and girls building a coffee bar.

    Various shots boys and girls seated in finished coffee bar area drinking coffee, looking very self conscious. We see the vicar sitting with the kids drinking coffee. Various shots of the kids jiving at their "rock and roll" club. Various shots two boys playing guitars. More shots kids dancing. The boys all have superb quiffs and wide shouldered jackets, the girls wear wide skirts.

    Note: newspaper articles and pamphlets about this story on file.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1701.09
    Media URN:
    52858
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:47:00 / 01:11:41:00
    Canister:
    59/85

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