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Title:CHILDREN'S EVACUATION - PADDINGTON, JULY 1944 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:BTF 404
Summary: Footage of evacuees and other passengers arriving at Paddington and boarding trains.
Description: Reel 1 (480 ft): Buses arriving, luggage unloaded and children disembark. Various shots of crowds of children coming into Paddington down ramp and up from subways. Train full of children departing, railway guard and others waving them off. Tea (?) urns put on to train. Chalking on window of restaurant car "Llantrisant - Nursing Sister". Children coming along platform and boarding train, some adults with them. Waving as train departs. Nurse giving mugs of drink through window to children on board. Close-ups of children waiting - one with label reading "Dianna [?] Williams 17 Bridport St [?] NW1 [?] LCC Party No. ", one with armband "LCC Evac". Groups of children going past with parents and nurses.
Reel 2 (527 ft): Crowds of adult passengers in station concourse waiting for trains, and passing through barrier (various shots). Queue for the 11.15 Birkenhead/Banbury train at platform 2. Further shots of crowds in concourse and on platform. Children coming down ramp into station. Various groups of children arriving and boarding trains with nurses and officials. More tea (?) urns. Trains departing. Various high angle shots of trains coming in and passengers boarding (including the Paddington - Torquay - Paignton - Kingswear train)