• Short Summary

    Tube strike in London causes chaos - crowded buses and traffic jams.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Londoners get there".

    London.

    Traffic chaos during Underground Strike / Tube Strike.

    L/S Victoria Station. C/U sign "Underground", pan down to closed gates. C/U sign LTE regrets pan that there are no trains running". C/U traffic jam, pan to line of traffic making their way slowly into London. C/U commuter Mr. Huxley leaving his home dressed in bowler hat, vest, pants, socks. He is carrying brief case and reading copy of the Times, pan as he starts to run down the road.

    L/S traffic jam Embankment. Panning C/U crowded bus. L/S queues at Victoria Bus Station. M/S traffic jam on Westminster bridge. Various shots cars parked around central London - every space is full. Travel shot of commuter, Mr. Plummer, carrying umbrella and brief case - he is roller-skating to the office! L/S of parked cars in horseguards parade. C/U police. M/S traffic jam.

    C/U irate driver banging the horn. L/S traffic jam on Westminster Bridge. C/U car drawings up at the office (Wardour Street?) loaded with men, they start to get out. Driver makes his way round to the boot and where two women are sitting.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1709.35
    Media URN:
    53125
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:08:00 / 01:50:32:00
    Canister:
    62/10

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Out-takes and offcuts from this footage can be seen in clip 2639.25.

    "Mr. Huxley leaving his home" - the location in this instance is Burnham Crescent in Dartford.

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