• Short Summary

    Students of Birkbeck College prepare country house for Hungarian refugees.

  • Description

    Kingston Hill

    LV. Back view as students carrying buckets, brooms and mops, make their way towards the doorway of Winchester House. SV. Pan of G. Hyland and schoolmaster Bernard Goodwin decorating a bedroom. Camera pans to show old iron bedstead that they are standing on. SV. Interior of another room where decorating is going on. Three people in: Dermot McGovern, Sylvia Watts and Maxwell Lee. CU. Sylvia Watts preparing window frame. SV. Interior of bathroom. G. Hyland is drawing off water into bucket from old tap that is being robed of lead, pan up to lavatory cistern that has connecting pipes cut off short after having lead stolen. SV. Towards, three students carrying carpet and furniture fittings, making towards house. SV. Towards, three students going into house. SV. Three people at the table who organise things - sitting from left to right: Margaret Baker, John Berridge (organiser) and Margaret Dain. CU. Margaret Baker typing. CU. John Berridge writing, pan to Margaret Dain. GV. Lounge full of students, some of them having tea, girls sewing curtains. CU. Valerie Colin-Russ sewing curtains. SV. Aileen Carpenter arranging towels for drying in front of fire. SV. Three Hungarians making their way towards the house having a ride, one is limping. Pan with them showing the students outside to greet them. CU. Sign: "Birkbeck - Alight Here for Winchester House". SV. Hungarians being greeted by the students and they turn and go into the house. TV. Pan, two of them seated comfortably at table playing cards, pan to one of the men who has a wounded foot sitting drawing with his leg up - his name is Joseph. SCU. Joseph drawing. CU. Drawing of St. Therese - written over top is "Budapest". Written underneath is "St Therese of the Child Jesus".

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "J").

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:45:00 / 01:52:05:00

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