• Short Summary

    Christmas is celebrated in Bethlehem and Yorkshire.

  • Description

    CU three separate shots of spires of the Churches of various denominations of the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine / Israel with their bells ringing. LS Arabs chatting and walking in a street. MS a bearded priest entering the church of Nativity. CU He lights candles at the altar. CU the star of the altar of the Nativity. MS a mother and child passing the altar. CU a spire of a church with bell ringing. MS the spire of one of the churches outlined against the sky at sunset.

    - Spacing -

    Wilfred Pickles has an 'Havago' party for the old folk at the Town Hall, Driffield. Yorkshire. LS General view of the audience of old people. LS the audience while singing "Avago". MS Pickles in front of mike on stage panning to audience. CU Pickles talking from stage, opening programme. (nat sound). MS Pickles leading the audience in singing "Comrades", panning to audience singing. MS Pickles shaking hands with first victim, who is ushered in by Barney. MS CU Pickles chatting to Alfred Longbottom, who is nearly 89 years old. He answered questions. Barney gives him his prize money. (nat sound) CU Head shot of Pickles welcoming an old man with side whiskers. CU Head shot of the man (good type). CU Pickles and Barney Coleham help an old lady onto a box in front of the microphone. Pickles chatting and joking with her. She is a Miss Hutchins nearly 90 years old. CU cut in profile of a woman with one tooth, laughing. Her hair is dressed in the "earphone" style. MS Miss Hutchins causes a laugh with joke about the mothers union. (nat sound) CU Cut in of bald headed old man, with a walrus moustache, chuckling heartily. MS Pan from Pickles on stage to audience while singing "knees up mother brown" (nat sound). LS the audience while singing "Avago".

    CU a wireless set / radio in a home panning to decorated Christmas tree and family seated in the firelight. CU a small girl tracing a Merry Christmas on the steamy window.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:06:52:00

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