• Short Summary

    Thames swans get emergency spring clean after oil barge sinks.

  • Description

    River Thames, London.

    SV. Swans being lifted out of launch (title super over). SCU. Swan being carried from launch. SCU. Swan's wings being held and lashed for transit, then the swan is picked up by a man and carried past camera. MS. Swans being held under arm by inspectors and being taken to the 'cleansing depot'. GV. Thames, boats in foreground. GV. Seagull flying across river. MCU. Rowing boat with seagulls from it across river. GV. Cleansing depot, swans in the yard. A swan being carried in and put down on the ground by man. CU. Swan on ground being untied, men pull its wings apart to ease them from cramped position. GV. Yard, swans in foreground. One on a table being covered in Fullers earth attended to by two R.S.P.C.A. (Royal Society for Protection and Care of Animals) attendants (girls). SCU. & CU. Swan on table and two RSPCA attendants, one holding swan and the other starts to rub Fullers earth on swan. CU. Swan on ground preening itself. SCU. Two RSPCA attendants. Swan on table. One holding the swan. She picks up the swan and puts it on the ground, and it runs off to the other swans. GV. Group of swans after having treatment. SCU. Swan leaving girl's hands and running across to join the other swans. GV. Swans in the yard with girl training hose pipe over them.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene B.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:39:00 / 01:02:46:00

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