Father Jellicoe, Padre-Publican
Fox Movietone News Story 5-559
"Father Jellicoe Padre Publican believes in a broad minded view of liquor question." Scenes of Father Basil Lee Jellicoe, clergyman of the Church of England, at the Anchor pub, Somers Town (now Chalton St, St Pancras, NW) explaining why people gather in a pub. Whitbread’s brewery had given Jellicoe the control of this rebuilt pub in Stibbington Street. Scenes of Jellicoe playing accordian and singing with male and female patrons. Scenes of drinking and merrymaking.
Jellicoe says: "I am addressing you today from a pulpit which is in a sense unusual. It is sometimes supposed that there is a kind of mysterious craving for alcohol among the poor. That, of course, is bunkum. The truth is that there is a mysterious craving for companionship in every human heart and it is to meet that craving for companionship that this place stands."
Edited story titled "Father Jellicoe, Padre-Publican" used in British Movietone News number 548, issue 38A.
Jellicoe, Basil, 1899-1935.
Somers Town (London, England)
Church of England.
St. Pancras & Humanist Housing Association.
Bars (Drinking establishments)
St. Pancras House Improvement Society.
Religion and culture.
St. Pancras (London, England).
Filmed on February 27, 1930.
Fox Movietone News (Production unit). Wyand (Camera operator). British Unit 3 (Production unit). Gentle (Sound).
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
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