• Short Summary

    Teenagers and children of a Playground Association in Lambeth help old-aged pensioners.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LAMBETH - YOUTH AIDS OLD AGE".


    Various shots of children playing on a bombsite playground off Lambeth Walk. Young boys build a fire, others play on a metal climbing frame, two boys sit with their dog in the sandpit, more play on a makeshift roundabout.

    C/U of a sign reading 'Lollard Adventure Playground Association'. Interior shot of committee meeting of teenagers being held around a table. Mr Herbert Turner, organiser of the new playground, listens to a young girl (unnamed) and Jeff MacDaniels speaking. Commentator explains that Turner persuaded the young people to build huts on the recreation ground and use the place for hobbies and to help local old people.

    Teenagers Maureen Jenkins and Brenda Wood collect a shopping basket and list from pensioner Mrs Blake at her front door. Another girl scrubs a doorstep for a pensioner. Maureen and Brenda shop in the market for Mrs Blake.

    Various shots of boys in a workshop repairing furniture and electrical equipment. Ted Jenkins and Harry Glasgow decorate a room for pensioner Mrs Bunker; she brings them a cup of tea. Youth worker Mrs Dean supervises a group of teenage girls who are sewing / mending curtains. Boys return fixed furniture to an old lady. Michael Boyle delivers a repaired radio set to pensioner Mrs Richardson. She tries to give him some money but he shakes his head cheerfully.

    Notes and cutting on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:48:00 / 01:51:12:00

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