• Short Summary

    Children in beds outdoors at Heatherwood Hospital are looked after by smiling nurses.

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    Ascot, Berkshire.

    Various shots of a very small boy being helped onto a little tricycle by a nurse at Heatherwood Hospital. With the help of the smiling nurse he starts to pedal slowly about, and manages to move along by himself.

    Several shots of small children in sun hats sitting on beds outdoors. They read books and play with dolls and other toys. A small boy has his bandages checked by two nurses. A nurse plaits the hair of a little girl. Nice shots of happy children being looked after by smiling nurses.

    15-year-old Sheila Britton lies propped up by her elbows on a bed in the sun, reading a book. She chats to her friend, fellow patient Barry Peck (Pack?) who is being discharged from the hospital. Barry walks off; C/U of Sheila watching him.

    Note: could be children recovering from polio or TB (tuberculosis)?

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:28:00 / 01:57:07:00
    NP 161

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