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  • Description

    Feltham, Middlesex.

    Various shots of tuition being given in driving bulldozer tractors. They are driven over large piles of earth and into big holes. Loads are lifted in the tractor shovel. Narrator gives us lots of facts and figures about the bulldozers.

    One of the teachers at the training school uses a scale model to show the possible dangers of operating these large machines. One of the students drives the bulldozer up a steep incline and makes a typical "beginner's fault". The tractor rolls back down the hill as the trainer watches. He tries again. "Experience is a fine teacher" states the narrator. Teacher takes his pipe out and smiles broadly as his pupil makes it to the top.

    Narrator tells us that the instructor is Peter Knight - a former T.T. rider. Commentary ends with the following suggestion: "next time you stop to watch - like everyone else - at a building site or something ... why not show your appreciation and take the hat round!"

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3147
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    207.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:22:00 / 01:10:55:00
    Canister:
    CP 084
    Sort Number:
    CP 084
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    construction My Story 2 1920s/1930s Poverty in Britain Building Work Bulldozers Bulldozers
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Loads are lifted in the tractor shovel" - the vehicle is an Allis-Chalmers HD21 tractor.

    The strange-looking red vehicle in the background at 00:23 is a Merton Overloader.

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