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    Location unknown (probably London).

    MS then CU of scaffolding as camera moves up tall building in builder's lift. At the top LS of large modern building. Camera pulls back to show rear view of man in construction worker's hat looking out through top of scaffolding at large building. HA GV of cityscape through top of scaffolding. Zoom into MS of modern blocks of flats and church spires. HAS of deep and large building site. VS mechanical excavator hauling rubble out of site. MS building worker (without safety helmet) with pickaxe, on top of part-demolished brick wall. LS of the same reveals he is demolishing the end wall of a terraced street. Camera pulls out of CU of smoke to reveal burning timbers amongst the rubble of a demolition site. CU broken bath on top of part-demolished wall. MS wall of house in process of demolition with missing window and room open to the sky. MS two rusty ancient children's tricycles amongst rubble. VS man with pickaxe up on wall with fire burning amongst rubble in foreground. MS building in process of demolition. Camera pulls back to show enormous pile of debris in front of building. Panning shot across debris, shows man standing on pile of debris in lorry, with claw of mechanical digger in foreground.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:56:00 / 01:32:14:00
    UN 4552 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 4552 A
  • Appears in...

    EMPTY HOMES EMPTY HOMES 1 Coronation Dave Demolition Demolition Demolition / Hollywood Bowl Slum Footage Social Housing Social history UK late 70s HOUSING SLUMS
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