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    C/Us of various prohibitive road signs; 'No Entry', 'No Parking', 'Waiting Limited', 'Meter Parking Only', a parking meter with a cover over it saying 'No Parking' etc. Commentator talks of parking restrictions becoming almost as big a headache as traffic congestion itself.

    M/S of an old 1930s car in a scrap yard in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, as a huge metal claw comes down from the sky, picks the car up and dumps it on a pile of others. Commentator explains that "Many thousands of owners of pre-1937 cars have not even tried to get a certificate of road-worthiness. And even many post-war cars are not considered worth the trouble when their owners can get 50 bob for them".

    More lovely old '30s cars are clutched by the crane and dumped on massive piles as commentator says "...breakers all over the country are being overwhelmed by the old (and not so old) crocks pouring in".

    Note: on file is a news article and photo from the Daily Sketch from February 1961 about the tests for road-worthiness that had just been introduced, apparently frightening people with pre-1937 cars off the road. Article says "Many breakers are refusing to take any more, even free".

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1730
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    135.11
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:37:00 / 01:35:14:00
    Canister:
    CP 326
    Sort Number:
    CP 326
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    MOTORING Transport my favourites British Cars traffic 61 scrap cars Morris stuff Social news
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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