• Short Summary

    A group of youthful volunteers today (Sunday) took brooms and shovels to Downing Street, and in what they described as a gesture of patriotism swept away the accumulation of autumn leaves, discarded paper and other debris that had built up during the current strike by Britain's dustmen and sewage workers.

  • Description

    A group of youthful volunteers today (Sunday) took brooms and shovels to Downing Street, and in what they described as a gesture of patriotism swept away the accumulation of autumn leaves, discarded paper and other debris that had built up during the current strike by Britain's dustmen and sewage workers. Downing Street is one of the many London streets that is affected by the strike.

    The volunteer 'dustmen' -- one of whom was the daughter of a Duke -- described the strike by real dustmen (who are seeking a basic wage of just over GBP 16 per week) as industrial anarchy. They also said they thought it disgraceful that foreign dignitaries visiting the Prime Minister, Mr Edward Heath, should have to wade through rubbish to reach the famous front door. Downing Street also contains the residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

    (The risk of serious fire in London as a result of the dustmen's strike is now causing grave concern to police and fire brigade officials. Nearly every available fireman will be on stand-by on Thursday evening when the traditional Gyp Fawkes night celebrations are observed in the city.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA160265X2BH7Y0C026IRIE72XX
    Media URN:
    VLVA160265X2BH7Y0C026IRIE72XX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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