• Short Summary

    People in town and in village prepare for Christmas.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS".

    Letcombe Bassett, Berkshire - Long shot, country lane. Man and boy with holly walking towards cottage. Long shot, man and boy walking towards cottage door. Man places holly by the door. Woman opens door, takes holly from boy, they all enter cottage.
    Trafalgar Square, London - General view of Trafalgar Square showing Norwegian Christmas tree. Long shot, Christmas tree, lion in foreground. Close up shot, pan, two Norwegian children looking up at tree. Top of tree and Nelson's column. Long shot of tree and Nelson's column. Close up shot, pan, three London children looking. Top of tree and column, pan down the tree. Crowd looking on.
    Leadenhall street, London - Long shot of crowded street, woman with holly in crowd. Close up shot, pan, woman walking with holly.
    Oxford Street, London - Exterior decorations of Selfridges store, pan down to people walking along street. Close up shot of a man loaded with parcels walking along street.
    Close up shot of girl's hand packing attache case. Back view of girl closing case. Close up shot, in mirror, girl putting on hat.
    Waterloo Station, London - Long shot of queues at railway station. Towards, people showing tickets at barrier. Close up shot of engine driver looking out of cabin and waving. Train pulling out of station. Travel shot from train. Close up shot of rails flashing by. Long shot of train moving towards camera.
    Letcombe Bassett - Long shot of village bus arriving at cottage. Men and women waiting for bus. Close up shot of boy waiting for bus. Long shot, girl alights from bus. She is greeted by man, woman and boy. Girl gives case to boy, kisses woman and waves to bus conductor. Conductor waves back as bus pulls away. Man, woman and boy and girl walk into house.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1444.21
    Media URN:
    47238
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:16:00 / 01:35:40:00
    Canister:
    48/103

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Train pulling out of station" - it's Southern Railways "Lord Nelson" class locomotive no. 855, "Robert Blake".

    "Bus arriving at cottage" - it's an AEC Regal II.

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