• Short Summary

    A father of nine is seen at work in his business of 'odd job man supreme'.

  • Description

    Heacham, Norfolk.

    Various shots show Stan Walduck sitting outside his house and cleaning several pairs of shoes; a baby sits behind him in a pram. Numerous children of different ages run out of the house and pick up their shoes. Stan kisses his wife, Hedy, goodbye then walks out of the garden gate.

    Commentator says Stan set up his own business as 'odd job man supreme' in order to feed and clothe his nine children. We then see Stan at work in several jobs; he delivers letters as the village postman, digs in the graveyard as the parish gravedigger (and stops for a hot drink from a thermos), cleans windows with Hedy, polishes a fire engine as the village fireman, and arrives at a house to sweep the chimney. C/U of a sign reading 'Frying from 7.30' then we see Stan working in a fish and chip shop.

    Note: on file are two newspaper articles about Stan and his many jobs. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:05:00 / 01:12:43:00
    CP 345

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