• Short Summary

    An item about modern buildings in London and a country holiday for shire horses.

  • Description

    Various locations around central London.

    Long panning shot of a train crossing over the River Thames at Hungerford Bridge. Low angle shot of a modern tower block. M/S of a man looking over a balcony. Panoramic view of London with St. Paul's in the background, pan to a modern building in the foreground. Long shot of Buckingham Palace, pan to a half constructed sky scraper.

    C/U of a sundial on a wall, tilt down to shire cart horses pulling a cart laden with barrels of beer from the Whitbread brewery. Various shots of the horses and cart trotting through the London streets.

    C/U of a sign for Oxford Square on a half demolished old house. Various shots of old houses in various stages of demolition. L/S of a tower block, in the foreground is the rubble of a building site. M/S of a Georgian house with boards on the doors and windows. Various shots of a bulldozer demolishing a house.

    The shire horses are unbridled and their shoes are removed. Various shots of a workman with a pick axe on a demolition site. A group of workman tug on a rope attached to a wall they are demolishing. The shire horses are put in a horse box. Various shots of a bulldozer pulling the rope to demolish the wall. The horses are taken into the country for a 'holiday'. Various shots of the shire horses being released into a meadow - lots of nice shots of the horses frolicking.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:24:00 / 01:25:46:00
    CP 394

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