An appeal for the National Children's Home and Orphanage.
This appears to be an appeal for the National Children's Home and Orphanage. The sound is missing. Uncle Mac was a BBC Childrens Radio broadcaster from 1954. It's not known whether he's featured in this item.
UNCLE MAC CALLING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE
A man sits at a desk in his study. Three young children enter and speak with him. WS a field full of sheep. CU the farmer. MS Lambs with their mother. WS a row of terraced houses with smoking chimneys. Closer view showing the backyard entrances to the houses. Scenes in a very poor residential area with children playing in the street. Two boys standing in the snow, blow their hands to keep warm.. Children playing in the snow. A girl sleeping in a barrel in the snow. Run-down housing, dirty kids playing in the street. A map of England. Elegant homes and large country houses. A woman with her sheep.
Lovely shots of: Young children blowing bubbles, children in a school room, a group of little girls and their dolls having a tea party.
Cut back to the group in the study. The man at the desk talks to camera. His right eye is slightly disfigured. CU a photograph of a distinguished academic looking gentleman on his desk. The three children bow in a thank you to camera.
End title: National Children's Home and Orphanage.