• Short Summary

    Nice film about the 'prim primrose girls' who used to sing on the streets of London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE STREET CRIES OF OLD LONDON. Filmed by permission of Committee - St. Mary's Convalescent, Birchington."

    Intertitle reads: "Many generations ago London's streets were brightened by the musical cries of the Vendors - the prim primrose girls - (Eve Maxwell-Lyte, Iris Gibbs and 'Meg')."

    M/S's of two young women and a little girl singing songs in the street. The girls are wearing eighteenth / nineteenth century working class dress.

    Intertitle reads: "Your ripe strawberries -"

    L/S's of the women walking down the street carrying large baskets on their heads. They sing very cheerfully about "ripe strawberries". Good M/S of women carrying two pails of milk attached to a yoke around her neck. She sings and asks "Will you buy any milk today. M/S's of women tempting us with her selection of oranges.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1028.09
    Media URN:
    36907
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:33:00 / 01:23:24:00
    Canister:
    PT 054

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment