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  • Description

    Skyscraper flats.

    Finsbury, London.

    Various shots of rooftops and chimneys around London. C/U dustbins, M/S demolished wall. A little boy picks up a stone then throws it down again. M/S men breaking up bricks and stone. L/S's building sites. The camera pans up the new 12 storey skyscraper flats. Various shots of them from different angles. Mrs Edwards carries her baby Peter through one of the rooms. M/S as she puts him in his high chair and he plays with toy monkey. L/S view over city. M/S as Mr Henry Edwards comes in and turns on fire. M/S as Mrs Edwards prepares tea in the kitchen and passes it through hatch to her husband. M/S as she goes outside with a parcel and drops it down the rubbish chute. M/S Mrs Smythe-Parke coming out of the building with her little girl. She walks over to the small garages and opens one. M/S as she takes the pushchair out and wheels the child away.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:44:00 / 01:48:51:00
    NP 502
    Sort Number:
    NP 502
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    Housing 01_ Early Years 1954 1954 shortlist 1954 pick Run-down Britain
  • Stills

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

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