Thatched Barn In London 1943

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Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

Thatched barn in London.

Several shots of man thatching the roof of barn in the middle of central London. Bus and traffic can be seen moving past in the background.

Data

Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
61575
Sort Number:
UN 0835 D
Time in/Out:
01:34:20:00 / 01:35:42:00
Canister:
UN 835 D
Film ID:
1951.09
Issue Date:

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  • "dates and locations unclear or unknown" - the thatched construction is located in Trafalgar Square, as the statue above the thatcher's head is clearly Nelson's Column.

    Also, the building seen behind the thatcher at 00:18 is the National Portrait Gallery, again at Trafalgar Square.

    At 01:14, a barrage balloon can be spotted.

    Although the clip is currently dated as being 1943, the footage MAY actually be from May 1944, when a thatched cottage was placed in the square to encourage recruits for Britain's harvesting. That particular cottage caught fire on 10 May 1944.

    jamied 1st Feb 2013

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