• Short Summary

    Progress on the "neighbourhood of St. Anne's" housing estate in Stepney.

  • Description

    Stepney, London.

    GV. Building site with piles of bricks laying around. Shots of what look like foundation (title super over). SCU. Labourer wheeling barrow of cement onto lift. SCU. Man up on scaffold lift with tow barrow. Loads of cement arrives and he walks onto lift to take it. CU. Man laying bricks. SCU. Mayor speaking at microphone, Union Jack behind him ready for unveiling. SV. Group of people sitting, listening. SCU. Mayor unveiling. CU. Stone plaque reading 'St. Ann's Neighbourhood Stepney to Commemorate the Redevelopment by the L.C.C. of this Extensively War Damaged Area. Stone was Unveiled by Councillor J. Stambrook, Mayor of Stepney on 28th February 1956.'

    GV. Dilapidated houses, & SV. Pan showing bomb effected street. SCU. Scarred house, back view. GV. New building going up in background - in foreground kids playing football on rubble. SCU. Kids playing football. SCU. Kids playing marbles in a gutter. SCU. Two children and a woman filling bowls with water from street with old brick wall in background, it is written on it - Slump or Mosley.

    CU. Bombed house with rescue workers working at the bottom shifting debris. Panning down showing piles of wood in road. SCU. Wardens walking over rubble, searching round. More wardens searching debris. SV. Shops with windows and roofs above them off. LV. Street with dustbins outside of houses. CU. Dustbins filled with old rubbish.

    GV. inside Mrs. Cunningham's present living conditions Mrs. Cunningham coming upstairs pushes up washing that is airing goes under long passage into kitchen where her two children (a boy of 7 years and a girl of 6 years) are sitting eating. Mrs. Cunningham pushes aside clothes that are drying to go into get tea pot. SCU. Mrs Cunningham coming from gas stove pushes away clothes that are drying and brings tea pot out and puts it on table two children still eating. SCU. Two children eating at table. GV. of House where Mrs. Cunningham lives she comes out and puts Dustbin on the doorstep and stands and looks. CU. Mrs. Cunningham standing on her street doorway looking across road supposedly at New buildings that are going up. SV. of row of new flats or houses.

    GV. of Mrs. Grove in her sitting room with her two children playing in front of the fire. She gets up and goes over to play with them. CU. Her two children sitting in front of fire on the mat look up at her. CU. Mrs. Grove smiling and pouring out cup of tea.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene "B")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:38:00 / 01:44:50:00

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