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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of London traffic, bus advertisements and jay walkers.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    London traffic jams.

    Traffic moving over Tower Bridge - not much of it, mostly horse-drawn carts, a few cars and trucks. M/S of moving truck in the traffic congested (for the time) streets of the City. Good point of view shots as we travel along the roads. Crowds of people stand in a City square and listen to a brass band playing.

    Several shots of jay walkers holding up traffic by walking in the middle of the road.

    This is great for showing traffic (obviously!) in 1946, but also for adverts on buses and on street billboards! Such as 'Did you Maclean your teeth today?', 'Don't be vague, ask for Haigs' and 'To colour Grey hair with Safety, Evan Williams Tunisian Henna'. A few servicemen and women walk along streets, but most pedestrians are in civvies.

    People hold up bus by clambering onto it in the middle of the road. Man hails a taxi and holds up traffic whilst he boards it in the middle of the road. View of the Strand as we travel along, passing Vaudeville Theatre. We travel on to Piccadilly.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:25:00 / 01:46:09:00
    UN 1535 D

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