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  • Short Summary

    Distribution of coal supplies to the poor at depots in Bermondsey

  • Description

    Bermondsey, London

    World War One; home front. Rationing of coal during the 'Coal Famine'. Film of distribution site in Bermondsey; England; where supplies are distributed free to poor people. Line of people stand at right FG; and through a door one can see people get sacks filled; sign on building about coal. First a young boy; then a woman drag sack out of the building and away. Woman heaves big bag onto a pram / pushchair; starts to push it; then she either waves or makes a salute-type gesture. Man helps another woman load sack onto a cart. 2 women prepare to push cart as more women and children watch. Poverty; social services; fuel; charity.

    Also on ON 411 F.

    G 414 B

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1864.05
    Media URN:
    71722
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1917
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:47:00 / 01:03:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 041 E

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