• Short Summary

    The closure of Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market

  • Description

    Location: Covent Garden, London, England (Great Britain)

    New story and report about the closure of the fruit and vegetable market at Covent Garden.

    CU of fruit. Aerial view of loading area, man loading a van. Panning shot of trader pulling his barrow past traffic. Various CU interviews with public and market traders. Panning shot of old man walking past crate of vegetable. Various CU interviews with market traders (one man with pile of crates on his head). Aerial panning shot of the 'new' Covent Garden market and loading bay. CU of Covent garden porters. Old black and white footage of Covent Garden porters in basket carrying competition (carrying baskets on their heads). MS of fruit and veg stall. Various shots of interview with traders reminiscing (in a pub). CU advert announcing that Covent Garden market is to move. Aerial view of lorries in Covent Garden. CU interview with traders and landlord in pub. Various shots activity in the garden. CU of bell tolling and market closing. Panning shot of empty market. CU interview market trader smoking a cigarette.

    Colour film

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:09:00 / 01:26:42:00
    UN 4664 H

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