Sugar beet harvest in Essex.
CU. Full screen of drying sugar. CU. Molasses pouring into trough. CU. Stack of sugar beet, pan to factory chimney. MS. Beet being washed down by hosing. CU. Beet being topped. CU. Slicing beet. MS. Beet harvester at work. MS. Front view, harvester at work. CU. Beet, pan to man holding it. Rear view, sugar beet harvester at work. CU. Mechanical raker collecting beets. CU. Driver of harvester machine. SCU. Beet harvester. SCU. Farmer holding up two beets. SCU. Sugar being dried. SCU. & CU. Dryers. CU. Sugar coming out of machine. CU. Pound notes. CU. Pound note falling on table. CU. Granulated sugar bag. SCU. Woman pouring sugar onto children's meal. SCU. Sugar going into sugar basin. CU. Little boy helping himself and sister to sugar. CU. Spoonful of sugar coming from sugar basin and into breakfast. CU. Man sitting at table receives cup of tea. CU. His hand reaching for spoonful of sugar, gets his hand slapped and puts it back. CU. Man's face, with resentful look on it. CU. Taking a spoonful of sugar, puts it in his tea, stirs it and tastes a spoonful. He takes another spoonful of sugar and has his hand slapped, pan to man's face as he shakes his head. MS. Grocer handing over bag of sugar to housewife. SCU. & CU. Man stacking bags of sugar in grocer's shop. CU. Man opening door of sugar drying machine. MS. Lorry loaded with sacks of sugar. SCU. Barrels of sugar beet being put on conveyor belt. SCU. Sugar beet being tipped into weigher. SCU. Sugar beet being tipped into scraper.
Information found in the old record - Cuts 48/82.
Cataloguer's note - good footage of the family life of the period - scenes of a young family at breakfast, shopkeeper at work etc.