Mothers lectured on childcare by health visitor and children examined by doctor - in country pub!
Great Tew, Oxfordshire.
L/S of country house with a sign hanging above the door. C/U shot of the sign reads 'The Falkland Arms'. M/S of a little girl sitting in her pram. She is lifted up by her mother. M/S of several mothers carrying their babies into the pub! M/S of the women entering the pub.
C/U shot of a bar - lots of bottles lined up. Camera pans down to show baby bottles. C/U shot of the food being poured into baby bottle. M/S of a woman in white uniform (nurse) getting the baby bottle ready. C/U shot of the woman's hands placing rubber teat on the bottle. Medium panning shot across the pub showing mothers and children. High angle M/S of a woman with a baby in her arms. Baby is sleeping.
This remote village has no facilities for a proper clinic so the pub's landlady Mrs A. J. Haynes, who is very fond of children, offered the use of the bar between hours, which Oxfordshire County Council gratefully accepted. On this occasion health visitor Mary Ashby talks to the mothers about correct way of food preparation as well as general child care.
M/S of a woman feeding her baby. Several shots of the babies are followed by succession of shots demonstrating the correct way of food preparation. M/S of a woman carrying a baby into another room where she is weighed and examined by a doctor. M/S of a little girl being weighed. C/U shot of the girl's face as she starts crying. C/U shot of nurse's face.
M/S of a child, sitting in mother's lap, being examined by a doctor. C/U shot of the doctor's hand with stethoscope sounding the child. C/U shot of the doctor's face while working. C/U shot of the mother's face. C/U shot of child's face while doctor examines her/his ears. M/S of the pub from the outside. Camera tilts down to show a line of prams parked in front of the pub.