• Short Summary

    Mrs J. B. Priestley chats about her home for evacuated mums and children.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The great experiment ... and the Priestleys.


    Various shots of a packed railway station in the early days of the war. Good shots of evacuees with their belongings as they walk towards the train and wave from the window. M/S of them arriving at their destination. The camera pans across photographs owned by Mrs J. B. Priestley, wife of the novelist. They are of children who lived at her home for evacuated mothers and children. M/S's as she sits down and chats with one of the mothers, Mrs Barton. They have an awkward conversation about how everyone got on and worked in a team.

    M/S of Mrs Priestley in her Piccadilly flat. J. B. Priestley comes in to see how her Russian lessons are getting on. The camera pans across portraits of their own 6 children. M/S as her daughter Angela, who is also learning Russian, comes in to help. Various shots as mother and daughter look at the book.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:05:00 / 01:40:30:00
    NP 25

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