British civilian in London, schoolchild and underground railway worker 1902-1923
REEL 1 Family background on Isle of Wight; childhood in east and south London 1902-1914. Wartime life as schoolchild in London 1914-1916: soldiers in London; feelings on outbreak of war; brother enlisting underage and returning with frostbite; knowledge of war conditions; damage caused by Zeppelins; violence against German shopkeepers; celebrations and funerals; Boy Scouts visiting wounded soldiers. Wartime life and employment in London 1916-1919: transporting US troops on underground railway; leaving school 1916; early employment; joining City and South London Railway Company as box boy.
REEL 2 Wartime life and employment on underground railway in London 1916-1919: signal box work; hours and facilities; pay; activities between split shifts; using privilege tickets; move to loco staff and learning the job; accidents and suicides on underground; dangers of electrical system; first aid facilities; duties as loco assistant including changing fuses; composition of complete train; types of carriages and cleaning them; passengers.
REEL 3 Wartime life and employment on underground railway in London 1916-1919: shifts worked; making tea; rest time; extra pay; ventilation underground; air raid sheltering arrangements; transporting troops; underground police controlling shelterers; exemptions from conscription; influx of women workers and their jobs; pay as driver's assistant; unions; striking in support of police 1919 and pay strike; informal rosta swapping; leave and leisure activities; privilege tickets; employment of conscientious objectors; effect of war on life; Armistice celebrations; re-employment of returning soldiers.
REEL 4 Life and employment on underground railway in London 1916-1923: attitude towards military exemption of railway workers; helping invalid mother; retaining underground job at end of war; Tram, Omnibus and Tube Relief Fund for widows; Newington Causeway tube disaster 1923 and transfer to buses; cheering at Zeppelin shot down over Cuffley.