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    Unissued / unused material.


    VS of a woman traffic warden directing traffic along a busy road. Shots of another woman traffic warden at the same junction. Good shots of them directing traffic. It appears that the traffic lights have failed and have not been repaired due to a strike by traffic signal engineers. Pan to show traffic lights not working. MS of damaged lights not repaired. More shots of out of order traffic lights and busy traffic being guided by traffic wardens. CU sign 'Caution. traffic Signals Not In Operation'. Tilt up to signals. VS of traffic driving past non-functioning traffic lights. VS of traffic lights - some working, some not.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:07:00 / 01:08:08:00
    UN 4668 H
    Sort Number:
    UN 4668 H
  • Appears in...

    QUICKIES Tiger Aspect 2 1970'strikes belfast hongkong Interesting Stock Street Furniture traffic #2 London GVs 1970s Social history UK late 70s
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1970-79, an L-registered Volvo at 03:20 means the footage can have been shot no earlier than August 1972.

    A clapperboard at 01:08 tells us that the footage was shot for Thames Television, and that the director was Roland Joffe, later to become famous for directing such films as The Killing Fields and There Be Dragons.

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