Thames River Bus 1948

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description


    The River bus service running from Charring Cross pier to Greenwich & Putney was opened by actress Patricia Roc who together with the winners of the Dogget's Coat & Badge winners became the first passenger to Greenwich. CU. Dogget's Badge. MS. Fleet of Thames Buses at Charring Cross pier. MS. Patricia Roc together with Dogget's Coat & Badge winners. MS. Patricia Roc receiving the first ticket issued on the River Bus. MS. Crowds boarding the boats. MS. First boat leaving Charring Cross pier. Various shots taken of boats passing St. Paul's Cathedral, dome seen in background. Several shots of the boats passing Tower Bridge. Several close up shots of Dogget's Coat and Badge winners. Boat arriving at Greenwich.

    Mute Neg.

    Date found in the old record - 27/07/1948.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Black & White
    Media URN:
    Sort Number:
    UN 2005 B
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:30:00 / 02:00:35:00
    UN 2005 B
    Film ID:
    Issue Date:
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
    London Life
  • 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.
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.
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!

Related Videos

Come To The Riviera - For 2 Minutes

Come To The Riviera - For 2 Minutes

Compare London in the rain to the French Riviera bathed in sunshine!

The Thames In Full Flood

The Thames In Full Flood

The river Thames bursts its banks flooding the streets of Maidenhead in Berkshire.

Busless Capital

Busless Capital

Pathe follows the issues as a Bus strike halts London. We hear from all sides.

Road And River Transport: London

Road And River Transport: London

Item showing river bus service down the Thames. London.

Thames By Night

Thames By Night

London from the river Thames at night.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Colour footage of Tower Bridge with busy river traffic below.

"Rolling Stones" Receive Award On The Thames AKA "Rolling Stones" Get Award

Keith Richard, Charlie Watts & Brian Jones receive Radio Luxembourg award from Anita Harris

Images from World War One. These disturbing stills show the extraordinary effects of shell shock on war soldiers.
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
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
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.
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
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.
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.
As two weeks of football mania get underway, we take a look at some fun facts from the 1966 World Cup.
world cup