• Short Summary

    Village celebrates arrival of the Good quadruplets home from hospital.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "MRS. GOOD COLLECTS THE QUADS".

    Westerleigh, Gloucestershire.

    General view of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire. Village is getting ready for arrival of Good quadruplets home from hospital. Man walking across road with strings of flags. Close up shot of flag flying, pan to man on ladder tying them to post. Close up shot of a man looking up. Banner across street 'Welcome home the Quads'. Close up shot of man looking up. Man fixing flag to pole, pan down to the Goods' new house.

    Close up shot of Mrs Margaret Good, mother of quadruplets, polishing floor, pan to mop. Close up shot of Mrs Good as she cleans window.

    Flags strung across street, pan to flags in distance. Men building bandstand. Close up shot of hammer knocking in nail, pan up to man. Plank falling into position. Band preparing to march into village. Close up shot of bandsman's hands doing up tunic. Close up shot of trombone player, pan down to trombone slide.

    Towards, band marching to village. Close up shot, back view, bass drummer playing. Close up shot of side drum being played. Children running through gate to welcome Good quadruplets. Towards, kids running down road to see the quads. Man closing garage door and dashes off to see quads. Kid cycling along on tricycle towards quads. Horse and cart dashing along to see quads. Girl looking up General Stores. Close up shot of notice on door 'Closed'. Close up shot of policeman directing a lady. Elevated travel shot, band marching towards village. More shots of crowds gathering to greet the quads. Children rushing out of school to see quads.

    Towards, procession of cars carrying Mr and Mrs Good and quads. Close up shot, through car window, of Mrs Good and the babies - Jennifer, Frances, Elizabeth and Bridget. Procession of cars moving towards camera. Women from crowd rush to look in Mrs Good's car. Crowds in Goods' front garden. Close up shot of dog's head. Car entering gate. Close up shot, taken through window, of Mrs Good and babies. Susan Good, runs towards Mrs Good's car - she is the babies' older sister. Close up shot of a man looking on. Mrs Good getting out of car with two babies. Close up shot of Mrs Good walking through crowd with two babies. Mr Charles Good standing outside car with one baby in arm. He is handed the other baby. Close up shot of the people watching. Mr and Mrs Good walking towards house with babies - back view. Side view, Mr and Mrs Good walking up with babies towards door, crowd looking on. Village Councillor presenting key of new house to Mrs Good. Close up shot of Mr Good holding Susan in arms. Close up shot of Mrs Good holding Susan, pan to Mrs Good.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:57:00 / 01:15:22:00

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