• Short Summary

    The snow, freezing conditions, and subsequent thaw bring problems around Britain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - January's a Frost.

    Various locations.

    L/S snow covered countryside on Dartmoor. L/S sheep walking about trying to find food. Various shots as men shovel coal into sacks from wagon at Gypsy Hill. M/S coalman carrying sack of coal onto lorry. M/S people queuing up for coke, etc. at 9 Elms Gas Works. M/S man carrying away large sack of coke on his shoulder. C/U small girl carrying bag and boy pushing pram loaded with sacks. Another loads a pram up with sacks. M/S small girl carrying paraffin can, she stops in front of pump 'Super Green paraffin', pan down to 'Sorry awaiting delivery'. She walks away again. Various shots of a closed school with icicles hanging from roof, pan down to notice on blackboard 'No school today'. M/S people in queue holding buckets, watering can and kettle, queuing up for water from emergency tank. C/U water filling kettle. Various shots as people get water. Exterior shot of old woman with kettle about to enter her home. Interior shot of family sitting round table, the wife holds saucepan over four candles. C/U boxer dog with shawl round head watching. M/S as woman takes saucepan away from burning candles.

    M/S snow covered football pitch. Various shots of workmen shovelling snow away from goal-mouth. L/S Lord Brabazon of Tara sitting at desk, pan to the five members of the Pools Panel, which includes Ted Drake, Arthur Ellis, Tom Finney, Tommy Lawton and George Young. C/U Lord Brabazon at his desk drinking cup of tea whilst the panel try to guess what the scores would have been. M/S Ted Drake and Arthur Ellis chatting together. M/S Tom Finney, Tommy Lawton and George Young conferring. M/S's snow plough at work scraping up ice and snow. M/S incinerator burning. M/S people stood around. M/S as snow is shovelled into the incinerator. C/U's as water pours down bank to river during the thaw. M/S railway station with water almost up to the platform. M/S water pouring through over platform and onto track. Various shots of completely flooded tracks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:03:00 / 01:30:02:00

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