Off cuts from documentary tracing the history of the City of London and the variety of trades performed there.
Excellent Quality Black and White shots of the City in the 50's - 1951?
Looking up at steam train passing over bridge. Steps leading from street to unseen house. Side shot Dr. Samuel Johnson's house. Wall plaque to Samuel Johnson. Plaque "In a house on this site Samuel Pepys, Diarist was born 1632-1703". Third plaque, "St. Thomas A Becket was born in a house near this spot". Fourth plaque " Richard Whittington Four Times Mayor of London Founded and was Buried in this Church1422". Street signs "Cutler Street E.1", "Clothier St.", "Goldsmith St." .
Panning shots across Bank of England". Large building near Lloyds, Traffic for ground. Taylor Woodrow Building. Top shot Pan from Monument to Billingsgate Market. Top shot two market men pull a barrow with enormous fish to busy Billingsgate Market. MS top shots of market activity. WS man opening shop in narrow street Billingsgate Market, men pass with a barrow. MS man opening his shop.
Sculptured Golden Bird with lighting going on and off. Golden plate with light effect.
Top shot looking towards Fleet St. WS Bank of England. Cat eating from saucer. Policeman on point duty with traffic passing. Banking signs; Horse, Crown and Anchor, Grasshopper, Eagle.
WS Horse and dray passing camera. CU clock at 12.30, 12.23, 12.29. Motor Water truck up and passed camera. LS twin towers of St. Paul's. Dome of St. Paul's. St. Paul's at the back of Cannon St. Station, tilt down.
MS men on boat unloading tea, wider shot including some river. Line of cups of tea with samples of tea leaves behind them. CU hands holding tea leaves on round paper. CU man sampling tea from a spoon. WS two men sampling tea and spitting it out.