Opening of Ideal Home Exhibition and new Square Building Trust homes in North Shields.
Titles read: 'Opening of Ideal Home Exhibition - North Shields - By the Mayor of Tynemouth, Dame Maud Burnett, DBE, JP'. (Remainder of the title is obscured by timecode on vhs copy.)
Intertitle: 'Christianity in Action - The members of the Square Building Trust Ltd, formed by the Bible Classes of the Northumberland Square Presbyterian Church, North Shields, for the purpose of providing homes at rentals which working people can afford... see the triumph of their efforts at the Official Opening of the Houses & of the Ideal Home Exhibition at Hawkey's Lane, North Shields, by Mr Angus Watson, JP.'
Tyne and Wear.
Shot w/ people walking about outside the 2 storey terraced brick houses. Group of several men & women posing in front of doorway - some of the church group? MS Sign: 'Square Building Trust Ltd - Ideal Housing Exhibition Organised by the Evening World'. Shots of people (mostly women) in line waiting to tour house; people inside looking out windows toward camera. More shots of people posing in groups in front of houses. People coming out.
Pan along row of young women in identical dresses with little coloured aprons & bibs; which look more decorative than useful (great for 1920s uniforms - SL). Row continues w/ women in traditional maids' uniforms - black dresses w/ white aprons & caps.
M/S of woman - probably Mayor of Tynemouth, Dame Maud Burnett - speaking standing behind table; w/ several other men & women behind her. Next a man (Mr Angus Watson?) speaks. Pan looking over crowd. Brief shots of more speeches, a man being given something. A small group of men and women stand at the door of one of the houses, then go inside (could be the opening of the exhibition?). High angle of crowds watching. Another shot of queue to go inside a house (in driving rain).