Floral Police Station 1957

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Belgravia, London.

    M/S of the doorway to Gerald Road police station with the traditional police lamp outside. M/S of a poster advertising the police force, it has a picture of a smiling policeman holding a booklet saying 'A career with the Metropolitan Police'. Above it is the slogan 'There's No Better Job'. M/S of the doorway again, the camera pans down to show a hanging basket of pink flowers.

    P.C. Taylor walks out of the door. M/S of P.C. Taylor with a watering can, he starts to water pink flowers in a long trough. There are other window boxes and climbing plants around it, the flowers on display include Morning Glory, geraniums, fuchsia, begonias and lobelia. The narrator says Sergeant Slee and P.C. Hart are responsible for this display and several people take it in turns to tend the flowers. C/U profile of P.C. Taylor, the camera moves down to the pink flowers he is watering. M/S as he finishes watering and puts the can down. He holds one of the flowers and starts to snip it off. L/S as a policewoman walks up to him, they start talking. M/S of them chatting and laughing. M/S of the policewoman walking into the station. M/S of P.C. Taylor tending a window box.

    L/S as he carries on tending to the flowers, a police motorcyclist drives past and another policeman walks up the street into the station. C/U of pink and red blossoms. The narrator tells us this station has won the Westminster Gardeners Guild Cup for two years running. C/U of a yellow flower and purple blossom. C/U of bright red blossoms. M/S from a low angle of the hanging basket under the police lamp in the doorway.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2159
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    67.06
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:23:00 / 01:15:23:00
    Canister:
    CP 146
    Sort Number:
    CP 146
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Uniformed women Metropolitan Police
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Animals are often the forgotten army of World War I. They displayed unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions. British Pathé pay tribute to these forgotten warriors.
WW1animals
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt

Related Videos

Hide
Police 'entente Cordiale'

Police 'entente Cordiale'

Ceremony of the laying of a wreath by British Police in Paris.

Wedding Of Princess Mary And Viscount Lascelles

Wedding Of Princess Mary And Viscount Lascelles

The marriage of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey, London.

Dublin Mourns Dead President

Dublin Mourns Dead President

The Funeral of President Arthur Griffith in Dublin, Ireland, (Eire).

Enterprise Scotland Exhibition

Enterprise Scotland Exhibition

Cuts from newsreel 47/70 - Scotland holds an exhibition of Scottish made goods.

Gerhardt Eisler U.S. Communist Leader, Remanded AKA Eisler Caught In London

Gerhardt Eisler U.S. Communist Leader, Remanded AKA Eisler Caught In London

People with placards in support of Eisler outside the court.

Canadian Tour Plus Other Prince Of Wales Material

Canadian Tour Plus Other Prince Of Wales Material

Footage of Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, on visits abroad and at various events.

Funeral Of Victims Of Vienna Riots

Funeral Of Victims Of Vienna Riots

Large crowds turn out for funerals in Vienna.

Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald