• Short Summary

    Norman Long tells a 'cockney story' and sings 'The Barrers in the Walworth Road'.

  • Description

    Norman Long sings 'The Barrows in the Walworth Road'.

    Brief introduction to Norman Long's act is done by an unidentified man wearing roller-skates with a cushion tied to his bottom. He makes a joke about slow-motion, saying he told a girl a story and it was three hours before she smacked his face - "There's slow motion for you!"

    London (probably Pathe Studio).

    M/S of Norman Long, sitting at a piano. He introduces a song called 'The Barrers in the Walworth Road', but first tells us 'a little cockney story' to get us in the mood. The story involves a London man who was asked if he'd had a good time after a visit to the country - he said there was two pound ten to collect on the empties.

    He then goes into his song, sung in a cockney accent (a bit Dick Van Dyke) about all the things you can buy from the barrows in the Walworth Road. (Visuals cut out about 4 seconds before the end of the number; track continues.)

    The unidentified link man reappears, wearing a hat with pom-poms attached and a kind of mandolin. He does a bit of silly patter then walks off.

    Note: a Pathe website user has advised us that the "inidentified man" is in fact Leonard Henry.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:02:00 / 01:14:23:00
    PT 109

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