• Short Summary

    Disabled children shop for Christmas presents at store in Carshalton. Surrey.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Young patients shop for Xmas.


    M/S buses and ambulances leaving Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in Carshalton. C/U girl on stretcher being lifted from one of the ambulances. C/U nurse wrapping blanket around boy in wheelchair. M/S as black girl and white boy, both in wheelchairs, are wheeled into the store. M/S children grouped around two shop assistants who are playing with toys. M/S as one of the girls picks up a toy, camera pans up to show the children laughing. C/U one of the shop assistants showing boy in wheelchair a soldier doll clashing cymbals. M/S another assistant showing some toys to seven year old Ibi Taylor who is on a stretcher. C/U shop assistant showing boy in wheelchair a book.

    C/U man in fancy dress playing with a bendy giraffe, pan to show Richard Surguy laughing. C/U Richard smiling. M/S puppets being controlled in foreground with twelve year old Rosemary Sewell looking on from behind. C/U Rosemary laughing. C/U policeman and a shop assistant talking to boy in wheelchair with a toy cannon on his lap. M/S shop assistant controlling a robot on the counter, pan to show Peter Woods laughing. C/U Peter Woods laughing. C/U small child wearing head support laughing. C/U Father Christmas giving boy in wheelchair a present.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:20:00 / 01:01:28:00

Comments (1)

  1. Nabil Shaban says

    I, Nabil Shaban was the little boy in the wheelchair featured in this Pathe film. Where the text writes "C/U nurse wrapping blanket around boy (that's me, Nabil Shaban) in wheelchair. M/S as black girl and white boy (that's me again, Nabil Shaban), both in wheelchairs, are wheeled into the store."
    The nurse accompanying me in the film, recently sent me a photo from the same Bentalls shopping excursion in 1960, of me receiving a teddy bear from the shop Santa. She is also in the photo, so I know it is me in the film.
    This must be my first film appearance. I have had many more appearances since then on television, film and on stage, as for the past thirty-odd years I have pursued a career as a professional actor. Perhaps being filmed by Pathe at the age of 7 gave me a liking for "show biz".

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