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    Long line of Minicabs, busy street showing minicabs in general traffic, control room in action.

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    Cranford Street, London.

    Documentation on file includes a programme for the launching of the Welbeck minicab fleet.

    S.V. minicabs parked in kerb with driver standing by camera pans up to show long line of Minicabs. SV Line of drivers walking towards camera - military like uniforms. Come close into camera and turn towards line of minicabs parked at kerb. SCU police car parked in kerb with police officers watching. SV long line of cabs with drivers, drivers enter cabs. SV 2 cabs driving off from side street with passengers inside. cabs are plastered with advertisements. GV street with cabs parked in kerb with drivers standing by waiting for hire. SV interior of control room (minicabs headquarters). Showing girls receiving orders over phone from cabs. These are placed into a conveyor belt to the radio operators. SCU radio operator picking phone message from conveyor belt. CU Map of London with radio operator picking out point of call. CU Radio operator talking into throat microphone to cab driver. CU driver interior of cab. Camera pans down to show radio control in cab. CU Interior of cab, looking through windscreen. CU head of driver. He picks microphone from hook and speaks into it. GV street showing some minicabs parked in kerb and normal type London taxis passing them. SV Top angle shot of street with two minicabs parked in kerb receiving passengers. GV busy street showing minicabs in general traffic. LV busy street.

    (Orig Neg)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:31:00
    UN 3504 C

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