Arthur Henderson, Margaret Bondfield and other Labour Party members at country residence.
Family at Labour Party Meet.
Cataloguer's note: I think this footage probably relates to G 968 - Labour Party's 'Chequers' - showing Mr and Mrs Arthur Henderson and leaders of the Labour Party as guests of Lady Warwick at Easton Lodge in Dunmow, Essex.
Shots of group of men; women & young child; outside ivy-covered house. Group pose; then CUs of some of them. Among them is Arthur Henderson (Secretary of the Labour Party) and Margaret Bondfield who became the first female Cabinet Minister in 1929.
4 people come walking out of house carrying tennis racquets. Stand talking by tennis courts. CU little boy & girl aged about 3-4; holding hands; looking cute.
Shot panning back & forth on the group of people sitting in a summer house or under shelter in the garden; woman sitting at table with papers on it; men in BG pretending to argue in dramatic way; but laughing; woman at back still has tennis racquet.
Wide shot people walking out of the large house in winter coats. Wide shot same group strolling on grounds - beautiful gardens. Group pose leaning on old rail of a decorative pool. Pan down to show their reflections in the water. People looking at monkey inside large wire-mesh cage. MS Henderson looking at monkey. MS old woman holding monkey; young man reaches over and pets the animal. General view of mansion.
Conferences; meetings; parties; personalities; recreation.
Also on ON 458 N.