• Short Summary

    A story about the elderly people who live in the alms houses of Sir John Port's Hospital in Derbyshire.

  • Description

    Etwall, Derbyshire.

    L/S of a group of elderly men and women walking along, they are wearing dark blue velvet cloaks, the men are wearing hats, the women are wearing hoods. Various shots of them walking. The narrator explains they are wearing the uniform of those who live in the alms houses of Sir John Port's Hospital. M/S of the alms houses, the group walks up to a man sat outside at a table, he is Mr Grimwood-Taylor who is giving out the alms. C/U as one man walks up and signs for some money. C/U of Mr Grimwood-Taylor, C/U as he gives the old man a ten shilling note. M/S as a woman comes up for her money. M/S of two men sat at a table one of them is filling in a Pools coupon. C/U of Major Betterton, who is Chairman of the Trustees of the Hospital, talking to them. C/U as 79 year old Bill Edwards fills in his coupon, he smiles, C/U of the coupon. C/U of 82 year old Bill Holt . L/S of the Chaplain, Canon Kidson, talking to Mrs Susan Bailey and Edith Lindores as they are sat sewing. M/S as the Canon examines the sewing, C/U of his face, C/U of the embroidery.

    L/S of the group walking through a gate. M/S as one lady looks at some flowers, C/U of the pink blossoms. L/S as two men and a woman walk up and sit on a bench. C/U as a hand picks up a pair of spectacles from the top of a book and then picks the book up. M/S of the reader, Mrs Sarah Jane Swann aged 72 as she sits down, she is reading 'Educating Elizabeth', C/U of her face. M/S of Mrs Ann Fairbrother cutting dahlias, she gives them to Mrs Parkinson. C/U of Mrs P's face, the camera pans down to the dahlias. M/S of the alms houses with flowers outside, Mrs P walks into her house with the flowers. M/S of a leaded window. M/S of a white dog sat outside, it yawns. M/S of Ernest Parkinson sweeping a path, the camera pans down to the broom. L/S of the alms houses with various people in the grounds, one man is mowing the lawn.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:49:00 / 01:05:07:00
    CP 198

Comments (1)

  1. francisdpim says

    What every good Tory dreams about!!

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