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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of boys at work and play at Shaftesbury Homes' vocational boarding school.

  • Description

    Does not correspond to WPA record - check against index.

    Education. Shaftesbury Homes' vocational boarding school for boys; c. 1920s. Founded by one of the Earls of Shaftesbury. Good shots of boys playing cricket. Boys' football. Boys working in garden: 3 in FG hoeing; while others on ladders pick fruit from trees. Gymnasium. One line of boys jumping over a sort of hurdle c. 3' high ; while others swing across room on hanging rings & a kid in back climbs rope. Next; fire drill at dormitory. Boys all in their beds; set up in rows in one large room. They jump out; pull short pants w/ braces over their night shirts; grab shoes; etc. and hurry to window. Exterior shot: long cloth chute is dropped out and hangs down from window. The first 2 boys somehow manage to slowly slip down; pushing out on the sides of the chute. Then they hold the bottom out for the others so that it's like a slide. Boys washing up at row of sinks: they strip shirts off; wash hands; arms; bend over & wash their hair. Boys brushing teeth. Next; Mustering kit. CU boy holding folded clothing. Rows of boys outside pack these kits into small knapsacks. as supervisors watch; then they march off; waving; leaving for holidays. Next; kids in line at clinic; some have bandages; slings; etc. Nurse in doorway; boy enters. CU nurse ties bandage on boy's hand. Next; pan on dining hall; 12 boys at each table; eating; passing food; etc. Boys running cross country; down a road. Climbing over gate.

    Exercise; children; safety; escape; sports; medicine. meals.

    This is the last item on tape PM3439 - ends at 01:34:20.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:12:00 / 01:34:20:00
    ON 367 A 2

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